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Fertility and wealth in early colonial India: evidence from widow suicides (satis) in Bengal

Bandyopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Green, Elliott D. (2013) Fertility and wealth in early colonial India: evidence from widow suicides (satis) in Bengal. Economics Letters, 120 (2). pp. 302-304. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

Previously evidence on the pre-modern relationship between wealth and fertility almost entirely relied upon data from Europe. Using British colonial records from early 19th-century India on widow suicides (satis), we find a robust positive relationship between income and fertility.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/economics-letters...
Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > International Development
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 16:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50779/

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