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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of children’s gender by ethnicity

From: Missing women in the United Kingdom

Ethnicity First child: Male dummy Second child: Male dummy Third child: Male dummy Third child: Male/First two children female Third child: Male/One child male and one female
English 0.517 0.510 0.511 0.504 0.516
99,691 76,351 30,660 7549 14,258
Indian 0.489 0.475 0.530 0.488 0.559
1400 1131 598 205 272
Pakistani 0.541 0.475 0.507 0.504 0.508
614 549 432 115 199
English-Indian 0.517 0.524 0.525 0.692 0.522
503 382 158 39 67
English-Pakistani 0.533 0.460 0.482 0.571 0.455
184 139 83 21 44
Indian-Pakistani 0.474 0.594 0.478 0.667 0.333
38 32 23 3 15
All 0.517 0.510 0.512 0.505 0.516
102,430 78,584 31,957 7932 14,855
  1. Source: The means are calculated from data in the UK general household survey.