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dc.contributor.authorGuilmoto, Christophe Z
dc.contributor.authorChao, Fengqing
dc.contributor.authorKulkarni, Purushottam M
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-09T10:03:11Z
dc.date.available2020-06-09T10:03:11Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-03
dc.date.submitted2020-01-17
dc.identifier.citationGuilmoto, C. Z., Chao, F., & Kulkarni, P. M. (2020). On the estimation of female births missing due to prenatal sex selection. Population Studies, 74(2), 283–289. doi:10.1080/00324728.2020.1762912
dc.identifier.issn0032-4728
dc.identifier.pmid32489140
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00324728.2020.1762912
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/663440
dc.description.abstractThis research note is prompted by a paper by Kashyap (Is prenatal sex selection associated with lower female child mortality? Population Studies 73(1): 57-78). Kashyap's paper, which provides 40 original estimates of missing female births, relies on an alternative definition of missing female births, leading to estimates of about half the magnitude of other estimates. There appears, therefore, a real need to take stock of the concept of missing female births widely used by statisticians around the world for assessing the demographic consequences of prenatal sex selection. This research note starts with a brief review of the history of the concept and the difference between Amartya Sen's original method and the alternative method found elsewhere to compute missing female births. We then put forward three different arguments (deterministic and probabilistic approaches, and consistency analysis) in support of the original computation procedure based on the number of observed male births and the expected sex ratio at birth.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00324728.2020.1762912
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Population studies
dc.titleOn the estimation of female births missing due to prenatal sex selection.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalPopulation studies
dc.rights.embargodate2021-12-04
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de recherche pour le développement
dc.contributor.institutionIndependent Researcher
dc.identifier.volume74
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.pages283-289
kaust.personChao, Fengqing
dc.date.accepted2020-04-03
dc.date.published-online2020-06-03
dc.date.published-print2020-05-03


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