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And in turn the gender ratio itself has an impact on society, demography, and the economy.
In this entry we provide an overview of the variation and the changes of the gender ratio across the world.
The preference in some countries for a son is seen in the overall sex ratio at birth figures above.
But this bias is even stronger when we look at how this ratio is affected by the birth order of children.
Remember again that this is the case when it's not the last child i.e. In other words this shows us that when a girl is born, parents are more likely to have another child.
It is evidence that parents are continuing to have children until they get a son.
But we also speak of the 'sex ratio' because this is arguably the more accurate term and it is increasingly used within the academic literature.In the visualization below we look at the case of India and how sex ratios change from the 1st child in a family through to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th born children. For the 1st children, the sex ratio is very close to what we would expect 'naturally': a ratio of around 105 boys per 100 girls.But we see that for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th born children, this ratio is skewed towards girls.Most countries have a sex ratio at birth which is around the expected range of 105 boys born for every 100 girls.There are exceptions to this: there are countries – most notably in Asia – with highly skewed sex ratios in favor of males.