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dc.contributor.advisorEsther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Joshua Angrist.en_US
dc.contributor.authorQian, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics.en_US
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dc.date.accessioned2006-03-29T18:41:06Z
dc.date.available2006-03-29T18:41:06Z
dc.date.copyright2005en_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32399
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics, 2005.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is a collection of three independent essays in empirical development economics using data from China. In the first two chapters, I examine the determinants of choices within the household. In the first chapter, I estimate the causal effects of total income, relative female and relative male income on sex imbalance. The second chapter studies the effects of relaxations in the One Child Policy on sex ratios and family size and then exploits the exogenous variation in family size caused by the relaxations to estimate the causal effect of family size on school enrollment. The third chapter is a descriptive study of income inequality for top income earners in China during 1986-2002 and the potential redistributive effectiveness of progressive income taxation.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Nancy Qian.en_US
dc.format.extent133 p.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectEconomics.en_US
dc.titleThree essays on development economics in Chinaen_US
dc.title.alternative3 essays on development economics in Chinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Economics
dc.identifier.oclc61690854en_US


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