Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92236
Authors: 
Adamou, Adamos
Drakos, Christina
Iyer, Sriya
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the gender-selection decisions of immigrants in the United Kingdom, using data from the 1971-2006 General Household Survey. We examine sex-selection in the UK among immigrant families and the gender composition of previous births, conditional on socio-economic characteristics. Our key result is that better-educated immigrants balance their family after the birth of two sons, by having a daughter thereafter. Our study also is the first to estimate the number of missing women among Asian immigrants in a European country, contributing to research on the US and Canada that missing women are also a phenomenon of the developed world.
Subjects: 
sex-selection
gender bias
UK
JEL: 
J13
J15
O52
Z1
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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