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The Pattern of Changing Trends and the Regional Differences in the Sex Ratio at Birth: Evidence from Korea and Jilin Province, China

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Authors
Kim, Doo-Sub
Issue Date
1997-07
Publisher
Population and Development Studies Center, Seoul National University
Citation
Korea Journal of Population and Development, Vol.26 No.1, pp. 19-42
Abstract
The main purpose of this study is to develop explanations for the pattern of recently changing trends and regional differences in the sex ratio at birth in Korea and for Koreans in Jilin Province and Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture, China. The research is based on the Korean Census data, 1994 Vital Registration Statistics of Korea and the 1990 Chinese Census data. The findings suggest that, since the mid-1980s, sex ratios at birth have risen remarkably in Korea. It is particularly true in the regions of Taegu, Kyongbuk, Pusan, and Kyongnam. This paper also highlights the recent increase in the sex ratio at birth for the Korean population in China, residing in urban areas densely populated with Koreans. As the key forces behind the regional differences in sex ratios at birth, the effects of son-selective reproductive behaviors, which in turn, are affected by the community characteristics, are stressed.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/85281
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College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학)Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소)Development and SocietyKorea Journal of Population and Development Vol.26 No.1/2 (1997)
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