Breast-Feeding and the "Missing Girls"

Breast-Feeding and the "Missing Girls"    
ஆக்கம்: By Freakonomics | June 17, 2009, 1:42 pm

A new working paper by Seema Jayachandran and Ilyana Kuziemko offers another explanation for the "missing girls" phenomenon observed in some developing countries. Breast-feeding both improves health outcomes and temporarily decreases fertility. Jayachandran and Kuziemko argue that women with a preference for male children may wean daughters earlier in the hopes of restoring their fertility and conceiving a son, resulting in worse health outcomes for girls. The authors find that daughters...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »