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標題:Individual Sex Preferences and the Population Sex Ratio of Newborns
學年86
學期1
出版(發表)日期1998/01/01
作品名稱Individual Sex Preferences and the Population Sex Ratio of Newborns
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著者Chu, C. Y.; 于若蓉; Yu, Ruoh-rong
單位淡江大學產業經濟學系
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著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Journal of theoretical biology 194, pp.383-390
摘要This paper proposes the hypothesis that countries with stronger sex preferences are more likely to have a negative relationship between crude birth rates and male/female ratios of newborn babies. Conversely, the existence of a significantly negative relationship in any country may also be a supportive evidence of its preferences for sons. Our hypothesis is both behavioral and biological: on the behavioral side, parents with strong sex preferences are inclined to continue to bear children if the existing sex ratio of children is less than desirable. On the biological side, parents with many girls are more likely to be “girl producers”, who with individual-specific biological characteristics tend to generate higher female births. We use the macro data in the United NationsDemographic Yearbookto verify and test our hypothesis. For developing countries which do not have reliable micro data on fertility, our approach using macro data is a useful and interesting alternative.
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國別中華民國
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