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Is Scarcity Making Women More Valuable?

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A considerable drop in the number of girls in India as a result of sex-selective abortions and general neglect could, in fact, make women more valuable in accordance with the law of supply and demand. Not only could women begin to be paid better in relation to men, but their marriage value could rise, too, ostensibly reducing the burden of dowries on families.  Read more at The Wall Street Journal/India Real Time blog.

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