Session 28:
Gender Preferences for Children

Thursday, April 1
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Beacon D
3rd Floor

Chair: Antonia M. Welch, Harvard University
Discussant: Carolyn Makinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  1. Gendering the Family Composition: Sex Preferences for Children and Childbearing Behavior in Denmark, Finland, and SwedenKarsten Hank, University of Mannheim; Andres Vikat, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

  2. A Less Valued Life: Population Policy and Sex Selection in IndiaRupsa Mallik, Center for Health and Gender Equity

  3. Agency in the Face of Opposition: Women's Decision-Making and Son Preference in VietnamTran Hung Minh, Consultation of Investment in Health Promotion Company (CIHP); Nancy Luke, Brown University; Vu Song Ha, Consultation of Investment in Health Promotion Company (CIHP); Vu Thien Pham, Consultation of Investment in Health Promotion Company (CIHP); Sidney Ruth Schuler, Academy for Educational Development (AED)

  4. Determinants of Son Preference in India: Disentangling Economic Factors and Cultural AttitudesAlessandro Tarozzi, Duke University; William H. Dow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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