Gender Preferences for Children Revisited: New Evidence from Germany

  title={Gender Preferences for Children Revisited: New Evidence from Germany},
  author={Karsten Hank and H Kohler},
Empirical research investigating gender preferences for children and their implications for fertility decisions in advanced industrial societies is relatively scarce. Recent studies on this matter have presented ambiguous evidence regarding the existence as well as the direction such preferences can take. We use data from the most recent German General Social Survey (ALLBUS) to analyse determinants of the preferred sex composition of prospective offspring as well as the influence of the sex of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
19 Citations
45 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 19 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 45 references

Girls preferred? Changing patterns of sex preferences in the two German states, in: European Sociological Review 17, pp.189-202

  • H. Brockmann
  • 2001
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Should prenatal sex selection be restricted? Ethical questions and their implications for research and policy, in: Population

  • D. Goodkind
  • Studies 53,
  • 1999
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Transgeneration analyses of the human sex

  • E. Gray
  • ratio, in: The Journal of Heredity
  • 1982
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Employment and the second child – East Germany in the 1990s, Paper presented at the European Research Conference ‘European Society or European Societies?’, Kerkrade

  • M. Kreyenfeld
  • 2001
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…