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The dynamics of prenatal sex selection and excess female child mortality in contexts with son preference

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This thesis examines demographic manifestations of son preference in three parts.Part I develops a simulation model that formalises the decision to practice prenatal sex selection through a "ready, willing and able" framework. The model is calibrated to South Korean and Indian sex ratio at birth (SRB) trajectories. Simulations reveal how SRB distortions in both countries have emerged despite declining son preference due to the rapid diusion of ultrasound combined with growing propensities...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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