Sex ratio gets worse with 2nd, 3rd births: Study
NEW DELHI: A study that analysed over 5.53 lakh births between 2005-16 in households interviewed under the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16) puts worrying focus on an already skewed sex ratio at birth (SRB) getting worse with the second, third and higher birth orders, that is, a couple’s second, third or more children.
A research paper published in the international journal ‘Studies in Family Planning’ showed that SRB generally increased, ranging from 107.5 boys per 100 girls for birth order 1 to 112.3 boys per 100 girls for third borns and beyond. The analysis was carried out by researchers from India’s International Institute for Population Sciences and the University of California San Diego’s Centre on Gender Equity and Health.
Under normal circumstances, SRB varies between 103 and 106 male births per 100 female births with the estimated global average value being 105.
Data showed that SRB was well within the normal range when community-level fertility was above 2.8 children per woman (103.7). It jumped to 111.9 among mothers in communities where average fertility was 1.5 children per woman or lower. “The research shows that at birth order 3 or higher, increase in mother’s schooling was associated with higher odds of a male birth. Increase in mother’s education was, however, not associated with increased odds of a male birth at birth orders 1 and 2,” said Professor Abhishek Singh, one of the lead researchers from IIPS. So, smaller and wealthier families were more prone to sex sion.
The analysis warned that the factors at work were desire for sons in the absence of a living male child, which could drive families towards illegal practices like sex sion. The researchers analysed differentiation of factors with SRB across birth orders, a key determinant in societies affected by son preference.
Prof Singh said SRB at birth order 1 in India was already outside the biological normal limit (despite recent improvements), and deteriorated further with more births.
No surprise north india on top,the congress has failed this country,over the past 60 years they havent done anything except lose territory and destroy any social and living standards,the only people happy under congress rule were the italian bar dancer and her family
Let 2021 census data get released, everyone will find out what this so called "min ity" population has been doing in these 10 years.
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This is due to mismanagement by congress for 60 years.
We Indians even after 75 years of Independence, are still with the mindset that male child is superior than girl child. This mentality is prevalent cutting across all section of the society, may be a super rich, may be middle class, lower middle class and those below the poverty line.
India's pathetic patriarchy is to be blamed for this.. Indian men are absolutely good for nothing except for a very small negligible percentage of men, who more than often choose to leave this country for good.. I don't have much hope for India..
Your assessment is absolutely correct. The situation is worse in North cow belt where men think of women as their property.
It’s usually uneducated andh bhakta types from northern states that want male child with 56 inch chest..they don’t respect women...India will not process till these crude minded fellows are around.
Along with ratio India should also work on controling population.
Say it again, India can be a super efficient power with much less population.
It will be disastrous for India if the current population growth is not contained. The Indian go nment seems to be doing nothing about this problem which is tragic.
Hmm, how come is doing better than India even though their population is higher than India? Moron
This is always true that son is a son until he is married and a daughter is a daughter for ever.
North India is more underdeveloped and un-urbanized compared to south india.
People do not understand one thing- PROCREATION. Why MUST A BRIDE NEED TO GO TO GROOM’s HOUSE TO PROCREATE CHILDREN? Why should not be that GROOM NEED TO MOVE TO BRIDE HOUSE.
Also if you have daughter in UP, Bihar, AP than you have to save for Dowry. In India Son is Must.
Population control bill should be brought and remove all benefits for those with more than 2 and especially those who are up-to something with 6-10 and still going.
Are the law makers blind to not see indian population exploding