I am looking for information about gender preference with parents in unborn/born child.

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09.03.2001

I am looking for information about gender preference with parents in unborn/born child.

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12.03.2001
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12.03.2001

I found some full-text articles of son preference in the EBSCO article database. I'll email them to you each separately. In the union catalog of the Finnish university libraries LINDA there were following references:

Thomson, Elizabeth: Gender and the value of children. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Stattin, Håkan: The short- and the long-term implications for parent-child relations of parents' prenatal preferences for their... Stockholm : University of Stockholm, 1989

Stattin, Håkan: Delinquency as related to parents' preferences for their child's gender : a research. Stockholm : University of Stockholm, 1989

And some article references from the medical database Medscape:

Marleau JD, Berthiaume M, Saucier JF, et al.:
Preference for sex of first child among women classified as androgynous and nonandrogynous.
Percept Mot Skills (United States), Feb 1998, 86(1) p204-6

Marleau JD, Saucier JF, Bernazzani O, et al.
Mental representations of pregnant nulliparous women having no sex preference.
Psychol Rep (United States), Oct 1996, 79(2) p464-6

Van Ness CJ, Lynch DA:
Male adolescents and physician sex preference.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med (United States), Jan 2000, 154(1) p49-53

Koc I:
Determinants of contraceptive use and method choice in Turkey.
J Biosoc Sci (England), Jul 2000, 32(3) p329-42

Obermeyer CM:
Fertility norms and son preference in Morocco and Tunisia: does women's status matter?
J Biosoc Sci (England), Jan 1996, 28(1) p57-72

Winkvist A, Akhtar HZ:
God should give daughters to rich families only: attitudes towards childbearing among low-income women in Punjab, Pakistan.
Soc Sci Med (England), Jul 2000, 51(1) p73-81

Niraula BB, Morgan SP:
Son and daughter preferences in Benighat, Nepal: implications for fertility transition.
Soc Biol (United States), Fall-Winter 1995, 42(3-4) p256-73

Hussain R, Fikree FF, Berendes HW:
The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan.
Bull World Health Organ (Switzerland), 2000, 78(3) p379-88

Haughton J, Haughton D:
Son preference in Vietnam.
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Nov-Dec 1995, 26(6) p325-7

Yount KM, Langsten R, Hill K:The effect of gender preference on contraceptive use and fertility in rural Egypt. [In Process Citation]
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Dec 2000, 31(4) p290-300

Campbell EK, Campbell PG:
Family size and sex preferences and eventual fertility in Botswana.
J Biosoc Sci (England), Apr 1997, 29(2) p191-204

Poston DL Jr, Gu B, Liu PP, et al.:
Son preference and the sex ratio at birth in China: a provincial level analysis.
Soc Biol (United States), Spring-Summer 1997, 44(1-2) p55-76

Clark S:
Son preference and sex composition of children: evidence from India.
Demography (United States), Feb 2000, 37(1) p95-108

Hussain R, Fikree FF, Berendes HW:
The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan.
Bull World Health Organ (Switzerland), 2000, 78(3) p379-88

Goodkind D:
Do parents prefer sons in North Korea?
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Sep 1999, 30(3) p212-8

Unger JB, Molina GB:
Desired family size and son preference among Hispanic women of low socioeconomic status.
Fam Plann Perspect (United States), Nov-Dec 1997, 29(6) p284-7

Stash S:
Ideal-family-size and sex-composition preferences among wives and husbands in Nepal.
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Mar-Apr 1996, 27(2) p107-18

Youll find the article Marleau JD, Berthiaume M, Saucier JF, et al.:
Preference for sex of first child among women classified as androgynous and nonandrogynous.
Percept Mot Skills (United States), Feb 1998, 86(1) p204-6

Marleau JD, Saucier JF, Bernazzani O, et al.
Mental representations of pregnant nulliparous women having no sex preference.
Psychol Rep (United States), Oct 1996, 79(2) p464-6

Van Ness CJ, Lynch DA:
Male adolescents and physician sex preference.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med (United States), Jan 2000, 154(1) p49-53

Koc I:
Determinants of contraceptive use and method choice in Turkey.
J Biosoc Sci (England), Jul 2000, 32(3) p329-42

Obermeyer CM:
Fertility norms and son preference in Morocco and Tunisia: does women's status matter?
J Biosoc Sci (England), Jan 1996, 28(1) p57-72

Winkvist A, Akhtar HZ:
God should give daughters to rich families only: attitudes towards childbearing among low-income women in Punjab, Pakistan.
Soc Sci Med (England), Jul 2000, 51(1) p73-81

Niraula BB, Morgan SP:
Son and daughter preferences in Benighat, Nepal: implications for fertility transition.
Soc Biol (United States), Fall-Winter 1995, 42(3-4) p256-73

Hussain R, Fikree FF, Berendes HW:
The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan.
Bull World Health Organ (Switzerland), 2000, 78(3) p379-88

Haughton J, Haughton D:
Son preference in Vietnam.
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Nov-Dec 1995, 26(6) p325-7

Yount KM, Langsten R, Hill K:
The effect of gender preference on contraceptive use and fertility in rural Egypt. [In Process Citation]
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Dec 2000, 31(4) p290-300

Campbell EK, Campbell PG:
Family size and sex preferences and eventual fertility in Botswana.
J Biosoc Sci (England), Apr 1997, 29(2) p191-204

Poston DL Jr, Gu B, Liu PP, et al.:
Son preference and the sex ratio at birth in China: a provincial level analysis.
Soc Biol (United States), Spring-Summer 1997, 44(1-2) p55-76

Clark S:
Son preference and sex composition of children: evidence from India.
Demography (United States), Feb 2000, 37(1) p95-108

Hussain R, Fikree FF, Berendes HW:
The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan.
Bull World Health Organ (Switzerland), 2000, 78(3) p379-88

Goodkind D:
Do parents prefer sons in North Korea?
Stud Fam Plann (United States), Sep 1999, 30(3) p212-8

Unger JB, Molina GB:
Desired family size and son preference among Hispanic women of low socioeconomic status.
Fam Plann Perspect (United States), Nov-Dec 1997, 29(6) p284-7

Stash S:
Ideal-family-size and sex-composition preferences among wives and husbands in Nepal. Stud Fam Plann (United States), Mar-Apr 1996, 27(2) p107-18

You'll find the article The role of son preference in reproductive behaviour in Pakistan by R. Hussain, F.F. Fikree, & H.W. Berendes: vol.78, no.3, 379-388. in full text PDF on the site of the World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/bulletin/tableofcontents/2000/vol.78no.3.html

By searching by www.altavista.com using the exact phrase "son
preference" or in www.yahoo.com using Advanced search and selecting the
Exact phrase you may find some useful sites and documents. For example
the following:

http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/journal/vol4no1/sonpref.html
Barbara A. Anderson
Son Preference and Premature Death in Korea

http://148.129.129.31/ipc/www/ebspr96a.html
Son Preference in Asia--Report of a Symposium

Son Preference in Anhui Province, China
http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/journals/2407298.html

Population Policy, Son Preference and the Use of IUDs in North Vietnam
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/suchana/0719/…

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