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The dynamics of son preference, technology diffusion, and fertility decline underlying distorted sex ratios at birth: a simulation approach.

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We present a micro-founded simulation model that formalizes the “ready, willing, and able” framework, originally used to explain historical fertility decline, to the practice of prenatal sex selection. The model generates sex ratio at birth (SRB) 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 Ko...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s13524-016-0500-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Demography Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
5
Pages:
1261-1281
Publication date:
2016-09-16
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EISSN:
1533-7790
ISSN:
0070-3370
Pubs id:
pubs:725069
URN:
uri:32b5b7b4-386d-4363-ac55-3afd765a1133
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uuid:32b5b7b4-386d-4363-ac55-3afd765a1133
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