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Breast-Feeding and the "Missing Girls"    
June 17, 2009, 8:42 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

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 »