The three essays in this dissertation study son preference and its influence on parental fertility behavior and marital stability in China during modernization.The study of the 2001 DHRS suggests that sex-selective abortion slightly reduces the parental risk of divorce if their first child is a girl. ... Therefore, a significant number of marital conflicts could stem from couplesa#39; disagreement on abortion.
|Title||:||Essays on Son Preference in China During Modernization|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|