Bias for Boys in Births
US Births Hint at Boy Bias in Some
(June 15) — Sifting through United States census data, two Columbia University professors came across a surprising trend — a significantly higher proportion of boys being born to Americans of Chinese, Indian and Korean descent.
Demographers believe that the statistical difference arises from a preference for male children -- and a growing tendency for such families to use sex-selection techniques and abortion, The New York Times reported.
"That this is going on in the United States — people were blown away by this," said Lena Edlund, one of the Columbia professors...(more at link)
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