Journal Article

Watta Satta: Bride Exchange and Women's Welfare in Rural Pakistan

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Jacoby, Hanan G.
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Mansuri, Ghazala
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2012-03-30T07:34:59Z
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2012-03-30T07:34:59Z
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2010
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Can marriage institutions limit marital inefficiency? We study the pervasive custom of watta satta in rural Pakistan, a bride exchange between families coupled with a mutual threat of retaliation. Watta satta can be seen as a mechanism for coordinating the actions of two sets of parents, each wishing to restrain their son-in-law. We find that marital discord, as measured by estrangement, domestic abuse, and wife's mental health, is indeed significantly lower in watta satta versus "conventional" marriage, but only after accounting for selection bias. These benefits cannot be explained by endogamy, a marriage pattern associated with watta satta.
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American Economic Review
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00028282
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5877
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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World Bank
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Marriage
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Marital Dissolution
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Family Structure
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Domestic Abuse J120
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Economics of Gender
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Non-labor Discrimination J160
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Economic Development: Human Resources
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Human Development
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Income Distribution
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Migration O150
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Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
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Transportation O180
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Economic Sociology
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Economic Anthropology
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Social and Economic Stratification Z130
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Watta Satta: Bride Exchange and Women's Welfare in Rural Pakistan
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American Economic Review
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Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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yes
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960
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1804-1825
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Pakistan
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.4.1804
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=1124171&site=ehost-live
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http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/
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http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=doi%3A10.1257%2Faer.100.4.1804
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100

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