Afzal, Sarwat (2009): To Estimate An Equation Explaining The Determinants Of Dowry. Published in: IUB Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities , Vol. Volume, (2007): pp. 33-47.
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The focus of this study is to estimate an equation explaining the determinants of dowry. In this paper, we address a very common socio-economic problem for sub-continent, the problem of dowry. From a social planner's perspective, who wants to reduce overall dowry transfers, we consider the effect of change in a few relevant parameters like husband height, wife height, wet land, dry land, years of marriage and years of education for women & men on these decisions. According to the various studies the dowry phenomenon is exist heavily in rural sub-continent, at the same time research related to this system is very rare. The aim of this paper is to estimate an equation explaining the determinants of dowry. Several interpretations for dowry are distinguished using a simple theo¬retical framework and the predictions of this model are tested. Using the data provided us for this project is tested and reliable so that we will be able to draw our own testable relationships and determinants of dowry. The data will be use in the following sections for further analysis by estimating the determinants of dowry using multiple regression analysis. The study suggests that even though there are religious and cultural differences, the system of dowry in Pakistan appears to be for the same reasons as in India
A theoretical framework was developed that was inclusive of all the required variables by testing through the multiple regression analysis and the experimental findings shows the independent variable used to test have an impact on dowry by applying multiple regression step-wise method.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||To Estimate An Equation Explaining The Determinants Of Dowry|
|English Title:||To Estimate An Equation Explaining The Determinants Of Dowry|
|Keywords:||Dowry, Household, Jahez, Marriage|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A13 - Relation of Economics to Social Values
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C12 - Hypothesis Testing: General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C02 - Mathematical Methods
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C30 - General
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
|Depositing User:||Sarwat Afzal|
|Date Deposited:||05. Jan 2010 11:41|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 02:45|
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