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Why is Son preference so persistent in East and South Asia? a cross-country study of China, India and the Republic of Korea

Authors
 Monica Das Gupta  ;  Jiang Zhenghua  ;  Bae Hwa-Ok  ;  Woojin Chung  ;  Xie Zhenming  ;  Li Bohua 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES , Vol.40(2) : 158-187, 2003 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 
ISSN
 0022-0388 
Issue Date
2003
Abstract
Son preference has persisted in the face of sweeping economic and social changes in the countries studied here. We attribute this persistence to their similar family systems, which generate strong disincentives to raise daughters – whether or not their marriages require dowries – while valuing adult women's contributions to the household. Urbanisation, female education and employment can only slowly change these incentives without more direct efforts by the state and civil society to increase the flexibility of the kinship system such that daughters and sons can be perceived as being more equally valuable. Much can be done to accelerate this process through social movements, legislation and the mass media.
Full Text
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220380412331293807
DOI
10.1080/00220380412331293807
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Chung, Woo Jin(정우진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2090-4851
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/114068
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