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A Probability Model for Sex Composition of Children in the Presence of Son Preference
Authors: Brijesh P. Singh, Sonam Maheshwari, and Puneet K. Gupta
Source: Demography India, 44(1&2): 50-57
Topic(s): Fertility preferences
Son preference
Country: Asia
Published: JAN 2015
Abstract: In this study an attempt has been made to understand the mechanism of son preference through the modeling of the pattern of male children in Uttar Pradesh, where family size and sex composition are dominated by strong son reference. The basic binomial model is modified assuming the concept of clustering. The model has been applied to data from the state of Uttar Pradesh which is known to have strong son preference.