"The Surplus Girls of China and the Kindness of Strangers?"(joint with YuYu Chen, Hongbin Li and Avi Ebenstein)
Revised and resubmitted Population Studies
"Domestic Partnership:What a Difference a Yay Makes"(joint with Lina Alden, Mats Hammarstedt and Mike Mueller Smith)
"The African Slave Trade and the Curious Case of General Polygyny"(joint with Hyejin Ku)
"Beggar-Thy-Women: Foreign Brides and the Domestic Front -- The Case of Taiwan"(joint with Elaine Liu and Jin-Tan Liu)
"Should I Stay or Should I Go? Single Motherhood Revisited"(joint with Paola Valenti)
Published or Accepted
"The Role of Paternity Presumption and Custodial Rights for Understanding Marriage"October 2013, Vol 80, Issue 320, pp 650-669
"Son Preference and the Persistence of Culture: Evidence from Asian Immigrants to Canada"(joint with Douglas Almond and Kevin Milligan)
March 2013 pp. 75-95.
The Population and Development Review
"Sex Ratios and Crime: Evidence from China"(joint with Junjian Yi, Hongbin Li and Junsen Zhang)
December 2013, Vol. 95, No. 5: 1520–1534.
The Review of Economics and Statistics
"Chernobyl's subclinical legacy: Prenatal exposure to radioactive fallout and school outcomes in Sweden"(joint with Douglas Almond and Marten Palme)
November 2009, pp. 1730-1732.
The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Earlier versions: NBER Working Paper no. 13347 and Columbia University Working Paper
Commented on in Viewpoint article: ``Radiation, retardation and the developing brain: time is the crucial variable"
by Richard S Nowakowski, Nancy L Hayes Acta Paediatrica 2008, May, pages 527–531.
Popular press: Chemistry World , The Register, New York Times Magazine, Sept. 16, 2007
"Son Biased Sex Ratios in the US 2000 Census"(joint with Douglas Almond)
April 15, 2008 vol. 105, no. 15, pp. 5681-5682.
Press coverage: NPR -- All Things Considered (interview with Michele Norris),
AP (including the New York Times, Herald Tribune, LA Times, Boston Globe),
Times of India , CBC Canada , Slate, Boston Globe Op-Ed, The Oakland Tribune,
"Women, Wealth, and Mobility"(joint with Wojciech Kopczuk)
March 2009, pp. 146-178.
The American Economic Review
"Trivers-Willard at Birth and One Year: Evidence from U.S. Natality Data 1983-2001"
(joint with Douglas Almond)
(2007) 274, 2491-2496.
The Proceedings of the Royal Society: Series B
Press coverage: Daily Telegraph
"Marriage: Past, Present, Future?"
CESifo Economic Studies December 2006, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 621-639.
"Hermaphroditism: What's not to Like?"(joint with Evelyn Korn)
7 April 2007, vol. 245, no. 3, pp. 520-527.
The Journal of Theoretical Biology
"Individual vs. Parental Consent in Marriage: Implications for Intra-household Resource Allocation and Growth"
(Joint with Nippe Lagerlof) Shorter version in
The American Economic Review, P&P May 2006, vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 304-307.
"The Price of Marriage: Net vs. Gross Flows and the South Indian Dowry Debate"
The Journal of the European Economic Association, P&P April-May 2006, vol. 4, no. 2-3, pp. 542-551.
"Sex and the City"
The Scandinavian Journal of Economics March 2005, vol. 107 issue 1, pp. 25-44.
"Unmarried Parenthood and Redistributive Politics" (with Rohini Pande and Laila Haider)
The Journal of the European Economic Association vol. 3, no. 1 (January 2005), pp. 95-119.
"Why have Women Become Left-Wing: the Political Gender Gap and the Decline in Marriage" (with Rohini Pande)
The Quarterly Journal of Economics August 2002, vol. 117, pp. 917-961.
"A Theory of Prostitution" (with Evelyn Korn)
The Journal of Political Economy February 2002, vol. 110, pp. 181-214.
Third most downloaded paper September 2002: LogEc
For a recent write up ABC News (May 2006). Also, see Forbes (Feb 2006), The Idea Shop (May 2004).
Featured in Economic Intuition, fall 2001; and BusinessWeek, March 11, 2002
"Marriage Squeeze Interpretation of Dowry Inflation: A Comment"
The Journal of Political Economy December 2000, vol. 108, pp. 1327-1333.
"Son Preference, Sex Ratios and Marriage Patterns"
The Journal of Political Economy December 1999, vol. 107, pp. 1275-1304.
Featured in Economic Intuition, spring 2000.
"Son Preference, Sex Selection and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from South Korea"(joint with Chulhee Lee)
Columbia University Discussion Paper No.: 0910-04, October 2009.
"Marriage and Emancipation in the Age of the Pill"(joint with Cecilia Machado)
CEPR Discussion Paper No.: 7485, October 2009.
"The Wages of Sin"(joint with Joseph Engelberg and Christopher A. Parsons)
Columbia University Discussion Paper No.: 0809-16, June 4, 2009.
"Why are Immature Males and Females So Alike?" "Household Structure and Child Outcomes: Nuclear vs. Extended Families -- Evidence from Bangladesh"(Joint with Aminur Rahman, UCL). "Implications of Marriage Institutions for Redistribution and Growth"(Joint with Nippe Lagerlof) (formerly "Growth: What's Love Got to do with It?").
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