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Vulnerable Daughters in Times of Change: Emerging Contexts of Discrimination in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Title: Vulnerable Daughters in Times of Change: Emerging Contexts of Discrimination in Himachal Pradesh, India
Authors: Larsen, Mattias
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research ; Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Date of Defence: 2009-03-13
Disputation: Fredagen den 13 Mars 2009, klockan 13.15 i sal 220, Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: daughter discrimination, sex-selective abortions, gender, development, intergenerational contract, dowry, context, structural change, uncertainty
Abstract: This dissertation deals with the widespread problem in India of using sex selective abortions to discriminate against daughters. Girls are aborted on a massive scale simply because they are girls. A point of departure is the fact that the problem has become prevalent at a time of considerable social and economic change. Exploration and analysis of the circumstances in which parents become apprehensive about having daughters, and deliberately choose not to, is carried out through comparisons of e... more
ISBN: 978-91-87380-73-0
Description: Published 29th September 2010 by Routledge India, Vulnerable Daughters in Contradictory Contexts Culture and Development in Contemporary India 978-0-415-59751-7
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