Preferences for the Sex-composition of Children in Vietnam: An Examination of its Effect on Fertility Desire


This paper aims to investigate whether of the variation in preferences for the sex-composition of children can explain the variation in fertility desires of women with one child and describing the trend, pattern of fertility desires in Vietnam. Using the national data set from Vietnam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data sets 2014 investigates the relationship between gender of children and fertility desire. The broad-brush preliminary results from logistic regression show that number of children and gender of children that women have, will effect on her fertility desire. Mothers who have one child that is a girl having higher potential fertility desire compare with others. There is indeed a positive relationship between son preference and fertility desire in Vietnam. Women who do not have at least one son have the highest fertility desire. The findings can potentially have some policy implications for specific Vietnamese fertility policy.

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Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Pataporn Sukontamarn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2019
Stream: Economics and Management

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