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Table 2 Attitudes of Swedish two-child parent’s regarding the birth of a third child during the 3 years following the survey, 2012.

From: Parents’ Preferences for Sex of Children in Sweden: Attitudes and Outcomes

  Two sons Two daughters Mixed p value of
(A) (B) (C) A ≠ B
Will… become worse?
 (1) The possibility to do what you want 81.8 85.9 82.9 0.40
 (2) Your Employment Opportunities 64.3 70.0 59.4 0.35
 (3) Your Financial Situation 76.6 75.1 64.5 0.78
 (4) Your Sexual Life 57.9 61.5 46.2 0.58
 (5) Closeness with partner 23.6 29.9 26.8 0.27
 (6) Partner’s employment opportunities 48.2 48.7 48.7 0.94
 (7) Certainty in your life 14.8 20.8 19.1 0.22
Others think you should have another child?
 (8) Most friends 11.2 3.3 9.3 0.02
 (9) My parents 12.2 7.3 9.3 0.22
 (10) Most relatives 8.1 2.9 8.9 0.08
[N] 136 108 268  
  1. Data from the GGS follow-up questionnaire. Estimates based on the weighted sample