Presentation on theme: "Unpacking ‘Son preference’: the trajectory of a demographic variable Danièle Bélanger, PhD Associate Professor The University of Western Ontario."— Presentation transcript:
Unpacking ‘Son preference’: the trajectory of a demographic variable Danièle Bélanger, PhD Associate Professor The University of Western Ontario
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Questions What is ‘son preference’ in demography? How is the concept constructed?
Introduction Review paper Also informed by my research All research investigating the causes or consequences of a parental or societal desire or preference for male children
Peer-reviewed articles on sex preference (Population Index, 1986-1999)