Socio-economic Development and Change in Sex-Ratio (at birth): Phase to Re-examine it

  • Devendra Kumar Department of Accounting, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9699-0058
  • Mamta Singh Department of Accounting, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1972-2380
  • Mohammed Sadik President, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq.
  • Khurram Sultan Department of Health Administration, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7575-7652
Keywords: Key Words: Sex-Ratio, Progression Rate, Socio-economic Development, Census, Family composition

Abstract

The study attempts to understand the phenomenon of high economic growth that directed to favourable sex ratio in China, and South Korea whether it has created the similar affects in India also, study finds that initially in half decade of moderately high economic growth in 21st century the trends have not been observed favourably using the unit level information which was directly collected from the households. Study also finds that in recent trends of declining fertility household inclined to maintain perfect composition of the family in which a slightly large proportion of the households ensures that in second birth order they should give birth to son if they had daughter in first birth order. However, contrary to these trends, study finds in case if the parents have an option to stay with the daughter in their old age that significantly negatively influences the odd of giving birth to son.    

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Author Biographies

Devendra Kumar, Department of Accounting, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Mr. Devendra presently visiting Kurdistan on an academic assignment. His background is Economics, and he did his master in Economics from India’s most prominent public university (Banaras Hindu University) with specialization in quantitative economics. He was also a student of Global Health at world’s renowned university, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Apart from teaching, and academic research he is a regular columnist in international media. He has written article for The Financial Express, The Economic Times, The Ethiopian Herald, and The Kurdistan24. His academic research is the part of several universities course curriculum, and in recent past he is conferred with the “Career Award for Young Teachers (CAYT)” by the Government of India regulatory body All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Before coming to Kurdistan he has visited several countries, in which the most prominent are Sweden, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.

Mamta Singh, Department of Accounting, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Dr. Mamta is currently engaged in teaching at Labenese French University, Erbil. With regard to her academic qualification, she did her Ph.D from University of Allahabad, which has given many eminent leaders and two Prime ministers to the country (Shri. V. P. Singh and Shri Chandrashekhar) from Department of Economics. She  did her research on Indian Life Insurance sector, she choose this sector because in the year 2000 Government of India allowed foreign Direct Investment for insurance industry and several private companies with FDI started to enter in this sector. She started her teaching career in the year 2008 since then she taught at various colleges and Universities in India and abroad. She has been working outside her home country since 2013. Her prior assignments were in Ethiopia and Afghanistan .

Mohammed Sadik, President, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq.

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Sadik is the President of Labenese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan and before taking up the assignment at LFU he was the president of Kurdistan’s largest public University i.e. Salahddin University.

Khurram Sultan, Department of Health Administration, College of Administration and Economics, Lebanese French University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, F.R. Iraq

Dr. Khurram Sultan is presently teaching at Lebanese French University. He did his Ph.D form Malaysia in the area of International Trade.

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Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
Kumar, D., Singh, M., Sadik, M., & Sultan, K. (2020, June 30). Socio-economic Development and Change in Sex-Ratio (at birth): Phase to Re-examine it. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 69-81. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjss.v4n1y2020.pp69-81
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