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Parity

Equality in amount or value. Equivalence of prices of farm products to the prices existing at some former date (the base period) or to the general cost of living; equivalence of prices of goods or services in two different markets. The relationship between two currencies such that they are exchangeable for each other at the par or official rate of exchange.

parity

noun alikeness, analogy, approximation, close correspondence, coequality, comparability, comparison, correlation, correspondence, equability, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equivalence, equivalency, identical value, identicalness, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, sameness, semblance, similarity, state of being equal, symmetry, uniformity
Associated concepts: wage parity
See also: analogy, balance, correspondence, equipoise, identity, resemblance
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Known variously as differential stopping behavior, (10-11) son-targeting fertility behavior (1) and asymmetric procreation behavior, (12) childbearing driven by a desire for sons occurs when parents continue to progress to higher parities, within a maximum limit, until they have the desired number of sons.
Deflation and unemployment awaited nations that aspired to reinstate prewar gold parities.
On the one hand, some studies have found that son preference is associated with a larger ideal family size (17) and discourages women of lower parities from using contraceptives, which in turn acts as a barrier to reducing fertility.