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A sharp increase in sex ratio at birth in the Caucasus. Why? How?

@inproceedings{Mesl2005ASI,
  title={A sharp increase in sex ratio at birth in the Caucasus. Why? How?},
  author={F. Mesl{\'e} and J. Vallin and I. Badurashvili},
  year={2005}
}
From the mid-1990s sex ratio at birth in the three countries of the Caucasus abruptly increased to levels that had so far only been observed in certain regions of India and China where families have a very marked preference for male children. Whereas up to 1995 sex ratio at birth seemed to be fixed at a level very close to the universal level of 105 males per 100 females it was actually 115 in Azerbaijan 118 in Georgia and as high as 120 in Armenia and the phenomenon is all the more striking as… Expand
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