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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Category:
Other Kind of Paper
Number:
d161
Author:
YAMAMURA Eiji
Date:
2009.4.15
Title:
Effects of sex preference and social pressure on fertility in changing Japanese families
Source:
Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Paper No. 14647
Page:
URL:
http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/14647/
Abstract:
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.
Keywords:
Fertility, son preference, social pressure, family structure
Note:
Relation:
Dataset:
[NFRJ-S01]
Created: 2012-02-20. Updated: 2012-03-28.

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