Dowry deaths: Response to weather variability in India.

Storeygard, Adam.
Sekhri, Sheetal.

We examine the effect of rainfall shocks on dowry deaths using data from 583 Indian districts for 2002-2007. We find that a one standard deviation decline in annual rainfall from the local mean increases reported dowry deaths by 7.8%. Wet shocks have no apparent effect. We examine patterns of other crimes to investigate whether an increase in general unrest during economic downturns explains the r... read more

Wives--Crimes against--India.
Rain and rainfall.
Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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Sekhri, Sheetal, and Adam Storeygard. "Dowry Deaths: Response to Weather Variability in India." Journal of Development Economics 111 (November 2014): 212-223. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2014.09.001.
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