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Preference for number and sex of children in a Korean town

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  • Preference for number and sex of children in a Korean town
  • Kwon, Tai Hwan; Lee, Hae Young
  • Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)


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Title Preference for number and sex of children in a Korean town
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Author(English)

Kwon, Tai Hwan; Lee, Hae Young

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)

Date 1976
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Bulletin of the Population and Development Studies Center:vol. 5
Pages 1-13
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Population
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This paper examines differentials and changes in the preference for number and sex of children in a Korean middle-sized town, based on the Coombs preference scale test, and attempts to identify major factors influencing the differences and changes. The survey results indicate that preference for number of children and that for seX do not necessarily change concomitantly. Though the number preference have declined to a significant degree for the last two decades, the bias toward large family still persists. The preference for sons, changed only slightly and is prevalent now as in the past. The socio-cultural variables and other intervening factors affecting the number bias are not identical with those related to changes in sex preference. (The rest omitted)