Gender Based Family Planning: An Analysis into Underlying Reasons for Male Preference in India

This paper explores the reasons behind gender bias and the skewed sex-ratio in India by looking at gender based family planning. Current literature suggests that regional factors, education, and age of mother are major factors—among others—that highly influence whether or not a family will have gender bias (towards boys). The question is approached by specifying a gender-based family planning based on Gary Becker’s demand for children model, but I have split demand for children into...
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