Abdulla AS, Al-Rubeai MA, Gray E.
J Hered. 1984 Jan-Feb;75(1):76-8.
During 1982, 600 Arabian students (300 females, 300 males) at the University of Garyounis (Benghazi, Libya) were surveyed to determine their preferences for family size and for combination and permutation of sexes of children. For families of the projected generation, the average number of children was 4.4, the sex ratio was 143.5 males: 100 females, the most preferred combination of sexes was 2m2f, and the most preferred permutation of sexes was mfmf. Strong preferences were indicated for the first-born to be male followed by an alternation of sexes.
Keywords: Desired family size and sex of children in Libya.