Yamamura, Eiji (2011): Effects of sex preference and social pressure on fertility in changing Japanese families.
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This study explored how social pressure related to parental preference for the sex of their children affects fertility. Pre-war and post-war generations were compared using individual level data previously collected in Japan in 2002. In the pre-war generation, if the first child was a daughter, the total number of children tended to increase not only when the mother preferred a son, but also when the mother did not have a preference for either gender. This tendency was not observed for the post-war generation. Results suggest that social pressure related to giving birth to a son led to high fertility in the pre-war generation; however, fertility was not influenced by social pressure in the post-war generation. This was because of a change in the influence of the traditional marriage system.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Effects of sex preference and social pressure on fertility in changing Japanese families|
|Keywords:||Fertility, son preference, social pressure, family structure|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||23. Aug 2011 07:54|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 10:13|
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