Publications
Browse

Browse for Publications by:

Browse for Journal Articles based on DHS data by:

orange publication summary banner small

Document Type
Comparative Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender
Language
English
Author(s)
Fred Arnold and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
August 1997
Publication ID
CS23

Download

Download this publication

Small PDF IconGender Preferences for Children (PDF, 3696K)
There is no printed copy available to order.

Abstract:

Parental preferences for daughters or sons exhibit a wide variety of patterns throughout the world. This report documents patterns and consequences of gender preferences in countries with DHS data. The report also provides a model of how to analyze DHS data on gender preferences. The findings are based on 57 DHS surveys in 44 countries, conducted from 1986 to 1995.