YAMAMURA Eiji (2009.4.15) Effects of sex preference and social pressure on fertility in changing Japanese families. Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Paper No. 14647.
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- Effects of sex preference and social pressure on fertility in changing Japanese families
- Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Paper No. 14647
- This study explored how social pressure related to parental preference for the sex of their children affects fertility. Pre-war and post-war generations were compared using individual level data previously collected in Japan in 2002. In the pre-war generation, if the first child was a daughter, the total number of children tended to increase regardless of the mother’s sex preference. This tendency was not observed for the post-war generation. Results suggest that social pressure related to giving birth to a son led to high fertility in the pre-war generation; however, fertility was not influenced by social pressure in the post-war generation.
- Fertility, son preference, social pressure, family structure
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