Missing women in the United Kingdom
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Adamou, A., Drakos, C., & Iyer, S. (2013). Missing women in the United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-9039-2-10
Abstract This paper investigates the gender-selection decisions of immigrants in the United Kingdom, using data from the 1971–2006 General Household Survey. We examine sex-selection in the UK among immigrant families and the gender composition of previous births, conditional on socio-economic characteristics. Our key result is that better-educated immigrants balance their family after the birth of two sons, by having a daughter thereafter. Our study also is the first to estimate the number of missing women among Asian immigrants in a European country, contributing to research on the US and Canada that missing women are also a phenomenon of the developed world. JEL codes J13, J15, O52, Z13
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-9039-2-10
This record's URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244696
Rights Holder: Adamos Adamou et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.