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Gender Imbalance: The Male/Female Sex Ratio Determination

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  • Yong Yoon

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  • Yong Yoon, 2006. "Gender Imbalance: The Male/Female Sex Ratio Determination," Journal of Bioeconomics, Springer, vol. 8(3), pages 253-268, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbioec:v:8:y:2006:i:3:p:253-268
    DOI: 10.1007/s10818-006-9006-x
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    1. Christophe Z. Guilmoto, 2009. "The Sex Ratio Transition in Asia," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., vol. 35(3), pages 519-549.

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    Keywords

    sex ratio at birth; fertility; rational choice; tragedy of the commons; optimal sex ratio; D10; D71; J10; J13; J18;

    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy

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