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Edith Gray

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Generational differences in parity progression in Australia: the role of sex composition in children

This paper investigates generational differences in Australian parents' desire for both a son and a daughter. The authors test the proposition that sex composition of existing children is an important factor in parental fertility decisions in low fertility societies, by comparing generations with different fertility...
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Parental desire for sons and daughters in a western industrial setting: evidence and implications

Using census data Rebecca Kippen, Ann Evans and Edith Gray find that parents are much more likely to have a third or fourth birth if existing children are all of the same sex. They argue that future widespread use of reliable sex selection technologies might...