Short Paper

Missing Girls in South Korea: Trends, Levels and Regional Variations

Doo-Sub Kim  By the same author


A large number of historical documents, proverbs, folklore and taboos show the existence of a strong preference for sons in Korea (Lee, 1973; Kim, 1969, pp. 218-374). As a result of the social and economic advantages attached to males, son preference is embedded in the traditional social organization of Korea, particularly through the kinship system and related normative culture (Kwon and Lee, (…)