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Sex preferences and fertility in South Korea during the year of the Horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16889129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since antiquity, people in several East Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, have believed that a person is destined to possess specific characteristics according to the sign of the zodiac under which he or she was born. South Koreans, in particular, have traditionally considered that the year of the Horse bears inauspicious implications for the birth of daughters. Using monthly longitudinal data at the region level in South Korea between 1970 and 2003, we found that in the year of the Horse, the sex ratio at birth significantly increased while fertility decreased.
Jungmin Lee; Myungho Paik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-07     Completed Date:  2006-09-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Economics, Sam M. Walton College of Business, Business Building 402, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Attitude / ethnology*
Chronology as Topic
Sex Ratio*
Social Desirability

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