The sex ratio in India has been gradually declining since the beginning of this century, during the interecensus period of 1981-91, thin ratio declined from 933 to 929.
In the past the difference in sex ratios was wholly attributed to higher mortality amongst the females.
However data for the years 1990-92 on secondary sex ratios i.e. sex ratio at birth presented in this paper suggest that the difference in sex ratio can also be attributed to a statistically significant higher number of males being born most probably as a result of detective abortion of female fetuses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sex ratio, Naissance, Inde, Avortement provoqué, Femelle, Foetus, Secondaire, Nouveau né, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sex ratio, Birth, India, Induced abortion, Female, Fetus, Secondary, Newborn, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0201966
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.