Malnutrition, Sex Ratio, and Selection

@article{Song2014MalnutritionSR,
  title={Malnutrition, Sex Ratio, and Selection},
  author={Shige Song},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={580-595}
}
This study tests the evolutionary hypothesis that maternal nutritional condition can influence offspring sex ratio at birth in humans. Using the 1959–1961 Chinese Great Leap Forward famine as a natural experiment, this study combines two large-scale national data sources and difference-in-differences method to identify the effect of famine-induced acute malnutrition on sex ratio at birth. The results show a significant famine-induced decrease in the proportion of male births in the 1958, 1961… CONTINUE READING
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