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Author Rahm, Laura, author
Title Gender-biased sex selection in South Korea, India and Vietnam : assessing the influence of public policy / by Laura Rahm
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xxvi, 340 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Demographic transformation and socio-economic development ; volume 11
Demographic transformation and socio-economic development ; volume 11
Note 1. Gender-Biased Sex Selection in Asia: Motives, Methods, Magnitudes -- 2. History and Theory of Public Policies against Sex Selection -- 3. Methodology -- 4. South Korea -- 5. India -- 6. Vietnam -- 7. Cross-Country Comparison: Policies, Patterns and Processes -- 8. General Conclusion: Limited Evidence that Policies Normalize SRB
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the influence of public policy on sex selection. Three Asian countries were chosen for the comparative policy analysis, namely South Korea, India and Vietnam that share in common a historical legacy of son preference, high levels of sex imbalances and active policy response to curbing the growing demographic masculinization of their nations. The research based on the data collected from field work in the three countries shows that despite the adoption of very similar anti-sex selection policies the outcomes have been markedly different for each of the three countries. These unexpected diverse outcomes are explained partly by their different historical and cultural contexts, and partly to the different social, political and economic institutions and dynamics. This monograph offers careful and detailed explanations of both within and across country diversities in policy outcomes, pointing to the importance and the limits of cross-national policy learning and adoption, and raising questions about the efficacy of international organizations' current approaches to global policy and knowledge transfer
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Sex ratio -- Asia
Sex of children, Parental preferences for -- Asia
Sex preselection
Sex preselection -- Law and legislation
Development and Social Change
Population Economics
Gender Studies
Asian Politics
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