Journal Article

Gender Discrimination in Sex Selective Abortions and its Transition in South Korea

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
dc.contributor.author
Chun, H.
dc.contributor.author
Das Gupta, M.
dc.date.accessioned
2012-03-30T07:31:47Z
dc.date.available
2012-03-30T07:31:47Z
dc.date.issued
2009
dc.description.abstract
Despite increased economic growth and social development, gender relations in South Korea have not progressed much. This may be due to an existing Confucian dogma in Korean society, which accords women a subordinate status. One insidious example of this gender discrimination is female selective abortion and the resulting imbalanced sex ratio. This article reviews the trends in the sex ratio at birth in Korea, and the cultural underpinnings of the preference for sons. Using evidence from successive surveys. it then demonstrates how attitudes have changed over time. Finally. it examines how the relaxation of the traditional attitude of a preference for male children is accompanied by reduced attention to other traditional beliefs, such as attending to auspicious birth years for female children. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.identifier.citation
Womens Studies International Forum
dc.identifier.issn
0277-5395
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5205
dc.language.iso
EN
dc.relation.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.title
Gender Discrimination in Sex Selective Abortions and its Transition in South Korea
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dc.title.alternative
Womens Studies International Forum
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dc.type
Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1016/j.wsif.2009.03.008
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1900
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
WOS:000267096000003
okr.journal.nbpages
89-97
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country
Korea, Republic of
okr.volume
32

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