Son Preference, Fertility Decline, and the Nonmissing Girls of Turkey

@article{Altindag2016SonPF,
  title={Son Preference, Fertility Decline, and the Nonmissing Girls of Turkey},
  author={Onur Altindag},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={541-566}
}
Couples in Turkey exhibit son preference through son-biased differential stopping behavior that does not cause a sex ratio imbalance in the population. Demand for sons leads to lower ratios of boys to girls in larger families but higher ratios in smaller families. Girls are born earlier than their male siblings, and son-biased fertility behavior is persistent in response to decline in fertility over time and across households with parents from different backgrounds. Parents use contraceptive… CONTINUE READING