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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 February 2000
...Shelley Clark Abstract Although the effect of son preference on sex composition of children ever born is undetectable in national-level estimates that aggregate across all families, this article provides empirical evidence from India that son preference has two pronounced and predictable family...
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Demography (1977) 14 (4): 481–495.
Published: 01 November 1977
... of a strong son preference both for the husband and for the wife. 16 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1977 1977 Additional Child Shadow Prex Milbank Memorial Fund Pakistani Woman Complete Family Size References Becker , G. S. ( 1965 ). A Theory of the Allocation...
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Demography (2020) 57 (2): 627–652.
Published: 23 March 2020
...Eleanor Jawon Choi; Jisoo Hwang Abstract Sex ratio at birth remains highly skewed in many Asian countries because of son preference. The ratio in South Korea, however, declined beginning in 1990 and reached the natural range in 2007. We study changes in child gender effects on fertility...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 927–951.
Published: 19 May 2020
...Seik Kim; Sam-Ho Lee Abstract Using Korean data, this study investigates whether son-favoring ideas or the preference for sons affect fertility decisions. Son-favoring fertility behavior in Korea is of interest because the sex ratio at birth has recovered to a natural level after having been very...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 61–88.
Published: 01 February 2022
... ). However, during this period, India also witnessed the advent of sex selection—the selective abortion of female fetuses based on prenatal sex determination—with the introduction of ultrasound in the mid-1980s. In combination with a strong, continued preference for sons, the result was a dramatic increase...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1261–1281.
Published: 16 September 2016
...) distortions from the bottom up and attempts to quantify plausible levels, trends, and interactions of son preference, technology diffusion, and fertility decline that underpin SRB trajectories at the macro level. Calibrating our model for South Korea, we show how even as the proportion with a preference...
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Published: 16 September 2016
Fig. 2 Proportion with son preference: South Korea, 1980–2050. Observed values from Chung and Das Gupta ( 2007b ) More
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Published: 16 September 2016
Fig. 5 Son preference (willingness), access to technology (ability), and parity-specific abortion probabilities (readiness) underlying calibrated model: South Korea, 1980–2050 More
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 541–566.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Onur Altindag Abstract Couples in Turkey exhibit son preference through son-biased differential stopping behavior that does not cause a sex ratio imbalance in the population. Demand for sons leads to lower ratios of boys to girls in larger families but higher ratios in smaller families. Girls...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 343–370.
Published: 08 February 2011
...Sylvestre Gaudin Abstract The desire for male children is prevalent in India, where son preference has been shown to affect fertility behavior and intrahousehold allocation of resources. Economic theory predicts less gender discrimination in wealthier households, but demographers and sociologists...
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Published: 08 February 2011
Fig. 1 Distribution of the son-preference variable, SP = ideal{(boys−girls)/total} More
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Demography (1983) 20 (3): 333–352.
Published: 01 August 1983
...Chai Bin Park Abstract This study investigates the effects of son preference on sex ratio and fertility at the family level, utilizing World Fertility Survey data for Korea, whose population is known to have a strong preference for sons and a fairly high level of contraceptive use. The sex ratio...
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Demography (1975) 12 (1): 67–79.
Published: 01 February 1975
...William F. Stinner; Paul Douglas Mader Abstract An analysis of family sex composition preferences as well as the relationship between actual family sex composition and desire for no additional children among a national sample of Filipino women is presented. An emphasis on balance or son-daughter...
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Published: 19 February 2011
Fig. 7 Expected children by sex under different fertility policies and son preference assumptions a Assumes all parents have as many children as allowed under regulations and have full access to sex selection. Figures on upper diagram show the contribution of sons and daughters (by birth order More
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Published: 19 February 2011
Fig. 7 Expected children by sex under different fertility policies and son preference assumptions a Assumes all parents have as many children as allowed under regulations and have full access to sex selection. Figures on upper diagram show the contribution of sons and daughters (by birth order More
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Published: 19 February 2011
Fig. 7 Expected children by sex under different fertility policies and son preference assumptions a Assumes all parents have as many children as allowed under regulations and have full access to sex selection. Figures on upper diagram show the contribution of sons and daughters (by birth order More
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Demography (2021) 58 (5): 1737–1764.
Published: 01 October 2021
... at relatively earlier parities compared with their brothers. In this study, we develop novel methods for measuring son bias using both questionnaire items and implicit association tests, and we collect data on fertility preferences and outcomes from 2,700 participants in Armenia. We document highly skewed sex...
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Demography (1993) 30 (3): 315–332.
Published: 01 August 1993
...Mizanur Rahman; Julie DaVanzo Abstract Gender preference, particularly son preference, is believed to sustain high fertility in many Asian countries, but previous research shows unclear effects. We examine and compare gender-preference effects on fertility in two otherwise comparable populations...
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Demography (1968) 5 (1): 382–409.
Published: 01 March 1968
... eventual” de los individuos en los varios intervalos de edades de una población, y mostramos porque los índices presentados aquí son preferibles a los indices de la misma naturaleza presentados anteriormente por R. A. Fisher y P. H. Leslie. Para poder seguir la mayor parte de la presenie exposición, el...
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Demography (2008) 45 (4): 885–905.
Published: 01 November 2008
... in the prenatal health of their sons and daughters when the sex of the child is known in advance? We pay special attention to prenatal health behaviors, which can be viewed as investment decisions, of first-generation immigrant parents from India and China, two countries with demonstrated son preference...