Replication data for: Excess Male Infant Mortality: The Gene-Institution Interactions

Zacharie Tsala Dimbuene, Barthelemy Kuate Defo & Roland Pongou
Excess male mortality at early ages is an important source of child inequality in most societies. We examine how improvement in the quality of political institutions affects the male survival disadvantage. Using data on twins in combination with a natural experiment on the development of African institutions, we quantify the distinct effects of biology and preconception environment on the infant mortality sex gap and find that these effects are important only in poor institutions. The...
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