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Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl

Published By: New York: Perseus Books, Public Affairs
ISBN: 978-1-58648-850-5
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Lena Edlund of Columbia University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r10
Review Pages: 200-201

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Lena Edlund of Columbia University reviews "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men" by Mara Hvistendahl. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the consequences of the policies underlying sex selection in favor of males in developing countries and considers the West's role in creating them. Discusses the demographer; the parent; the economist; the doctor; the imperialist; the student; the doomsayer; the geneticist; the general; the feminist; the bride; the prostitute; the bachelor; the world; and the baby. Hvistendahl is a correspondent for Science. Index.


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Lena Edlund of Columbia University


JEL Classifications

J11: Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts ; General Migration
J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
P23: Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies: Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population


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