Sonia R. Bhalotra

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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1.

The Impact of Economic Liberalization on Employment and Wages in India

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Jan 2007
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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economic liberalization, employment, wages, India

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Where Have All the Young Girls Gone? Identification of Sex Selection in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5381
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 27 Dec 2010
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Tom Cochrane
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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sex selection, abortion, sex ratio, son preference, prenatal sex diagnosis, ultrasound, gender, India, triple difference estimator, differences in differences

Shadows of the Captain of the Men of Death: Early Life Health Interventions, Human Capital Investments, and Institutions

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 09 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2015
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Atheendar Venkataramani
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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early childhood; race; human capital production; social mobility; dynamic complementarity; institutions; segregation; infectious disease; pneumonia; medical innovation; antibiotics; education; income; disability

The Captain of the Men of Death and His Shadow: Long-Run Impacts of Early Life Pneumonia Exposure

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6041
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Oct 2011
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Atheendar Venkataramani
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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early childhood, infectious diseases, pneumonia, medical innovation, antibiotics, schooling, income, disability, mortality trends

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Religion and Abortion: The Role of Politician Identity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11292
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Feb 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras and Lakshmi Iyer
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Kent and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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religion, politician identity, abortion, sex selection, fertility, infant mortality, India, Muslims

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The Dynamics of Women's Labour Supply in Developing Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4879
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Apr 2010
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Marcela Umana-Aponte
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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insurance, women's labour supply, added worker effect, business cycles, dynamics, Africa, Asia, Latin America

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Maternal Depression,Women's Empowerment, and Parental Investment: Evidence from a Large Randomized Control Trial

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11187
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
University of Melbourne, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Epidemiology
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mental health, maternal depression, women’s labor supply, empowerment, early life, parenting, child development, randomized controlled trial, Pakistan

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Child Farm Labour: Theory and Evidence

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS24
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Chris Heady
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Bath - Department of Economics
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Path-Breakers: How Does Women's Political Participation Respond to Electoral Success?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7771
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Dec 2013
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras and Lakshmi Iyer
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Kent and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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candidacy, gender, politics, India

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Spending to Save? State Health Expenditure and Infant Mortality in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2914
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Jul 2007
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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public spending, health, poverty, infant mortality, India

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The Twin Instrument

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10405
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Damian Clarke
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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twins, fertility, maternal health, miscarriage, bounds, quantity-quality trade-off, parental investment

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Ethical and Economic Perspectives on Global Health Interventions

Forthcoming in Garrett Brown and Gavin Yamey (eds.), The Handbook of Global Health Policy. Wiley Blackwell
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2012
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Thomas Pogge
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Yale Philosophy Department
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disease-poverty trap, infant mortality, mother-child transmission of health, globalization, patents, justice, Health Impact Fund

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Health and the Political Agency of Women

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6216
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Dec 2011
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Kent
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political identity, gender, mortality, health, social preferences, India

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Is Child Work Necessary?

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS26
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Is Child Work Necessary?

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 29-55, February 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Feb 2007
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Women Legislators and Economic Performance

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11596
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
University of Siegen - Department of Economics, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Youngstown State University
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political representation, identity, India, gender, women legislators, economic growth, luminosity, corruption, roads, close elections

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The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9679
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Abhishek Chakravarty and Selim Gulesci
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Essex - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
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dowry, son preference, missing girls, infant mortality, commodity price shocks

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On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10271
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
S Anukriti, Sonia R. Bhalotra and Eddy Hiu Fung Tam
Boston College, IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Oxford - Center for Business Taxation
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abortion, child mortality, fertility, gender, health, India, missing girls, parental investments, prenatal sex detection, sex-selection, ultrasound

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Infant Health, Cognitive Performance and Earnings: Evidence from Inception of the Welfare State in Sweden

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10339
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 14 Nov 2016
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Martin Karlsson, Therese Nilsson and Nina Schwarz
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
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infant health, early life interventions, cognitive skills, education, earnings, occupational choice, programme evaluation, Sweden

The Puzzle of Muslim Advantage in Child Survival in India

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2009-13
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Christine Valente and Arthur van Soest
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Nottingham and Tilburg University
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religion, caste, gender, child survival, anthropometrics, Hindu, Muslim, India

The Puzzle of Muslim Advantage in Child Survival in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4009
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Christine Valente and Arthur van Soest
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Nottingham and Tilburg University
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religion, caste, gender, child survival, anthropometrics, Hindu, Muslim, India

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Persistence in Infant Mortality: Evidence for the Indian States

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2488
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Jan 2007
Wiji Arulampalam and Sonia R. Bhalotra
University of Warwick - Department of Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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persistence, siblings, infant mortality, state dependence, scarring, unobserved heterogeneity, dynamic random effects logit, gender, India

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Sibling Death Clustering in India: State Dependence vs. Unobserved Heterogeneity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2251
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Sep 2006
Wiji Arulampalam and Sonia R. Bhalotra
University of Warwick - Department of Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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death clustering, infant mortality, state dependence, scarring, unobserved

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War and Stature: Growing Up During the Nigerian Civil War

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6194
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Dec 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Sussex and Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
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war, height, early life, human capital investments, Nigeria

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Birth Spacing, Fertility and Neonatal Mortality in India: Dynamics, Frailty and Fecundity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2163
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jun 2006
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Arthur van Soest
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Tilburg University
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fertility, birth spacing, neonatal mortality, health, dynamic panel data models

Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Participation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11590
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Jul 2018
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Navarra and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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maternal mortality, women's political representation, gender, quotas, suffrage

Maternal Mortality and Women's Political Participation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14339
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 29 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Navarra and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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Gender, Crime and Punishment: Evidence from Women Police Stations in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14250
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Apr 2021
Sofia Amaral, Sonia R. Bhalotra and Nishith Prakash
University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Connecticut
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Fatal Fluctuations? Cyclicality in Infant Mortality in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3086
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 Dec 2007
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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infant mortality, income volatility, business cycles, India, health care, maternal labour supply, public expenditure

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Cognitive Development and Infectious Disease: Gender Differences in Investments and Outcomes

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7833
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 28 Dec 2013
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Atheendar Venkataramani
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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water, diarrhea, cognitive development, test scores, early life health interventions, brain-brawn, gender, Mexico, dynamic complementarity

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Does Universalization of Healthwork? Evidence from Health Systems Restructuring and Expansion in Brazil

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12111
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 May 2019
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Rudi Rocha and Rodrigo R. Soares
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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universal health coverage, health systems, primary care, maternal mortality, infant mortality, birth outcomes

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Birth Spacing and Neonatal Mortality in India: Dynamics, Frailty and Fecundity

CentER Discussion Paper Series No. 2005-06
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Feb 2005
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Arthur van Soest
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Tilburg University
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Fertility, birth spacing, childhood mortality, health, dynamic panel data models, siblings

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Gradients of the Intergenerational Transmission of Health in Developing Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4353
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 18 Aug 2009
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Samantha Rawlings
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Bristol
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intergenerational transmission, early life conditions, health, infant mortality, height, growth, income, education, public health, gene, environment, in utero

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Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9930
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 01 Jun 2016
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Essex - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Economics and Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES)
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land reform, property rights, gender, infant mortality, sex ratio, fertility

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Maternal Investments in Children: The Role of Expected Effort and Returns

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13056
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Essex, University of Essex and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Epidemiology
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beliefs, subjective expectations, maternal investment, child development, early life, maternal depression, effort costs, psychic costs

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Intimate Partner Violence and the Business Cycle

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11274
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Reading - Department of Economics, University of Bristol and University of Reading
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intimate partner violence, women's labour force participation

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Women's Inheritance Rights Reform and the Preference for Sons in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11239
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Jan 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Rachel Brulé and Sanchari Roy
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, New York University (NYU) - New York University Abu Dhabi and King's College London
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inheritance rights, ultrasound, female foeticide, sex selection, son preference, gender, India

First and Second Generation Impacts of the Biafran War

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10938
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Sussex and Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
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intergenerational, conflict, human capital, fetal origins, Africa

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Infant Health and Longevity: Evidence from a Historical Trial in Sweden

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8969
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Apr 2015
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Martin Karlsson and Therese Nilsson
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Duisburg-Essen and Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
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infant health, life expectancy, early life interventions, program evaluation

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Intergenerational Persistence in Health in Developing Countries: The Penalty of Gender Inequality?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5371
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 19 Dec 2010
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Samantha Rawlings
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Bristol
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intergenerational persistence, mobility, health, developing countries, cohort trends, inequality

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Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Rural Pakistan: A Semi-Parametric Analysis

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS11
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Clifford Attfield and Sonia R. Bhalotra
University of Bristol - Department of Economics and IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Leader Identity and Coordination

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11803
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Sep 2018
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Kent, Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit and University of Gothenburg
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coordination failure, leader identity, leader effectiveness, religion, affirmative action, intergroup contact, conflict, India

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Intimate Partner Violence: The Influence of Job Opportunities for Men and Women

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 9118
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2020
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Reading, University of Reading - Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and University of Bristol
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Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7473
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jul 2013
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Kent, University of Namur and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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religion, politician identity, infant mortality, primary education, India, Muslim

Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w19173
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 23 May 2021
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Namur, University of Kent and Harvard Business School - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit
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Poverty and Survival

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5363
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Dec 2010
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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poverty, income, inequality, infant mortality, India, economic reform, state health expenditure, panel data

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Urgent Care Centers, Hospital Performance and Population Health

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13992
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 04 Jan 2021
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Letícia Nunes and Rudi Rocha
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
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Multiple Births, Birth Quality and Maternal Labor Supply: Analysis of Ivf Reform in Sweden

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12490
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Damian Clarke, Hanna Mühlrad and Marten Palme
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University - Department of Economics
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IVF, fertility, maternal health, neonatal health, career penalty, human capital formation

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Twin Birth and Maternal Condition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11742
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Damian Clarke
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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parental investment, fertility, miscarriage, maternal health, twins, women's labor supply

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The Twin Instrument: Fertility and Human Capital Investment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11878
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Damian Clarke
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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twins, fertility, maternal health, quantity-quality trade-off, parental investment, bounds, IV

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Urban Water Disinfection and Mortality Decline in Developing Countries

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10618
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Stanford University, Stanford University - School of Medicine, Keele University - School of Economic and Management Studies and University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine
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clean water, chlorination, child mortality, infectious disease, diarrhea, Mexico, cost-effectiveness, sanitation, behavioral responses

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The Distribution of the Gender Wage Gap

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11640
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Jul 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra and Manuel Fernández Sierra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Universidad de Los Andes
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female labour force participation, gender wage gap, technological change, supply-demand framework, task-based approach, wage distribution

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Investigating Rationality in Wage-Setting

LSE STICERD Research Paper No. DEDPS10
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Apr 2008
Sonia R. Bhalotra
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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Fertility and Labor Market Responses to Reductions in Mortality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11716
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Sonia R. Bhalotra, Atheendar Venkataramani and Selma Walther
IZA Institute of Labor Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine and University of Sussex - Department of Economics
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women's labor force participation, fertility timing, childlessness, child mortality, maternal mortality, medical innovation