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Replication data for: Are There Missing Girls in the United States? Evidence from Birth Data

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Abrevaya, Jason
Publication Date
2009-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We offer evidence of gender selection within the United States. Analysis of comprehensive birth data shows unusually high boy-birth percentages after 1980 among later children (most notably third and fourth children) born to Chinese and Asian Indian mothers. Based upon linked data from California, Asian Indian mothers are found to be significantly more likely to have a terminated pregnancy and to give birth to a boy when they have previously only given birth to girls. The observed boy-birth percentages are consistent with over 2,000 "missing" Chinese and Indian girls in the United States between 1991 and 2004. (JEL J11, J16)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.2.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Abrevaya, Jason. “Are There Missing Girls in the United States? Evidence from Birth Data.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 2 (March 2009): 1–34. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.2.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.2.1 (DOI)

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Abrevaya, Jason (2009): Replication data for: Are There Missing Girls in the United States? Evidence from Birth Data. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113558