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Preference for male child is declining in Bangladesh, shows study – News-Medical.Net

Research from the University of Kent has demonstrated a decline in ‘son preference’ by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, the study also shows that…

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Research from the University of Kent has demonstrated a decline in ‘son preference’ by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, the study also shows that fertility decisions are still influenced according to son preference.
The paper, ‘Is son preference disappearing from Bangladesh?’, surveyed a nationally representative sample of Bangladeshi women of childbearing age, born between 1975 and 1994, to assess how son preference is evolving.
The term ‘son preference’ refers to any situation…

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