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Replication data for: Fertility Decline and Missing Women

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1
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Creator
  • Jayachandran, Seema
Publication Date
2017-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    The desire for smaller families is conjectured as one reason the male-to-female sex ratio has increased with economic development in several countries. Families that strongly want at least one son are less likely to obtain him by chance at low fertility, which could increase their use of sex-selective abortion. This paper quantifies the relationship between desired fertility and the sex ratio in India by eliciting sex composition preferences at specified fertility levels. I find that the desired sex ratio increases sharply as fertility falls and that fertility decline explains one third to one half of India's recent sex ratio increase.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20150576 (Text)
Publications
  • Jayachandran, Seema. “Fertility Decline and Missing Women.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9, no. 1 (January 2017): 118–39. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150576.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20150576 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-05-03

Jayachandran, Seema (2017): Replication data for: Fertility Decline and Missing Women. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113674V1-24081