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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2Society, Institutions, and Development$
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Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.001.0001

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Missing Women

Missing Women

Some Recent Controversies on Levels and Trends in Gender Bias in Mortality

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(p.280) Chapter 15 Missing Women
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Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2
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Stephan Klasen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0016

This chapter discusses two recent controversies surrounding levels and trends in the number of ‘missing women’ in the world. First, the impact of fertility decline on gender bias in mortality is examined. Contrary to the expectations of some, fertility decline has not generally led to an intensification of gender bias in mortality. Second, the chapter finds that the claim that a substantial portion of ‘missing women’ is due to higher sex ratios at birth linked to hepatitis B prevalence in the affected regions is on rather weak foundations, while there is substantial evidence countering this claim.

Keywords:   missing women, fertility decline, hepatitis B, sex-selective abortions, gender bias, mortality

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