Son Preference and Induced Abortion in Rural China : Findings from the 2001 National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Survey

@inproceedings{Li2005SonPA,
  title={Son Preference and Induced Abortion in Rural China : Findings from the 2001 National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Survey},
  author={Shuzhuo Li},
  year={2005}
}
Using data from the 2001 National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Survey, this paper studies the relationship between son preference and induced abortion in rural China during periods with different birth control policies. The paper finds that temporal trends and patterns of variation in induced abortion and sex ratio at birth are fundamentally consistent. Among women with only two children, the risk of having an induced abortion to end the next pregnancy is significantly higher for… CONTINUE READING

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