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Table 3 Variable definitions

From: Missing women in the United Kingdom

Variable Definition
  Dependent variables
Boy Indicator variable: Child born at a given parity is male
Family size Proxy for desired family size: Number of children born per household
  Previous children and ethnicity variables
All girls Indicator variable: All previous children are girls
Gender mix Indicator variable: Previous children are a mix of boys and girls
Indian Ethnicity dummy: Household is Indian (0,1): At least one parent born in India
Pakistani Ethnicity dummy: Household is Pakistani (0,1): At least one parent born in Pakistan
English Ethnicity dummy: Household is English (0,1): At least one parent born in the UK
  Individual and household variables
University Dummy variable: A household is educated at the university level (0,1): At least one parent has first degree, higher degree or higher education qualifications
Secondary Dummy variable: A household is educated at the secondary education level (0,1): At least one parent has achieved at least one of GCSE, O-level or A-Level qualifications
Never school Dummy variable: A household never went to school (0,1): At least one parent never attended primary school
Employed Dummy variable: A household is employed (0,1): At least one parent is employed
Wealthy Dummy variable: A household is wealthy (0,1): Household owns a house
London Region dummy that household resides in London (0,1)
West Midlands Region dummy that household resides in the West Midlands (0,1)
East Midlands Region dummy that household resides in the East Midlands (0,1)
North Region dummy that household resides in the North (0,1)
  1. Note: Most of the immigrants in our dataset live in the four regions listed above. All the other regions are included in the omitted variable category.