Chapter 14. Sex Ratios

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch14

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Sex Ratios, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch14

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • sex ratios;
  • immigration;
  • famine;
  • male foetuses;
  • x chromosome

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Why are there more live male births?

  • The importance of sample size

  • The preference for sons

  • Does maternal nutrition affect the primary or secondary sex ratios?