“20th June 2015, Crankshire. A lonely and desolate place”, you write in your diary. The mere thought of staying another day in this town is depressing. However, you remind yourself that you are here for a reason. The news editor and chief has sent you to this town personally to help uncover the effect of a long ago passed law on its citizens.
You open the Crankshire Book of Laws to the said ‘Family Law’. You still get the a sense of disbelief as you start reading the passage again.
“We, the People of Crankshire, hereby vow to uphold the Law of Family which was bestowed upon us in the year 1790. We commit to bearing children until the birth of a son.”
At the time, there was a belief that a society made up of more women would result in a more peace-loving society. And so the law was passed, that families shall continue bearing children until they have a son. After which they will stop procreating. The genealogy of the town confirmed that this law was indeed upheld.
What effect did this law have on the proportion of males vs females?