Abortion Legalization, Sex Selection, and Female University Enrollment in Taiwan

@article{Kalsi2015AbortionLS,
  title={Abortion Legalization, Sex Selection, and Female University Enrollment in Taiwan},
  author={Priti Kalsi},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  year={2015},
  volume={64},
  pages={163 - 185}
}
  • Priti Kalsi
  • Published 2015
  • Economics
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change
Increasing access to sex-selective abortions in societies with a male preference should, theoretically, increase the average level of investments and care provided for girls who are not aborted. Existing literature finds that higher birth order sex selection increased after the legalization of abortion in Taiwan. This research presents evidence that the legalization of abortion in Taiwan improved the average rate of university attendance for girls born at higher birth orders where sex selection… Expand
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