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L'économique, le social et le spatial. Les trois dimensions de la surmasculinité juvénile en Inde

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  • Christophe Z. Guilmoto

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This article examines the determinants of the current increase in the sex ratio among children in India in the light of regional data. The marked disparities between districts, as revealed by measuring spatial autocorrelation, are a key to understanding these recent developments. They can be used to assess the relative influence of a large number of social and economic characteristics on inter-regional sex ratio variation. The specific effect of economic prosperity is shown to be clearly correlated with the rising sex ratio. Extended modelling of these regional variations, incorporating the spatial dimension, demonstrate the specific roles played by the sociological composition of the population, economic development and diffusion effects. The conclusion offers an interpretation of these various determinants of high sex ratio in India.

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  • Christophe Z. Guilmoto, 2008. "L'économique, le social et le spatial. Les trois dimensions de la surmasculinité juvénile en Inde," Population (french edition), Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED), vol. 63(1), pages 93-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:popine:popu_801_0093
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