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Gender equality and inequality in rural India : blessed with a son

Author: Carol Vlassoff
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Gender Equality in Rural India focuses on son preference and the extent to which economic development has resulted in positive changes in women's empowerment and reproductive health. As India strives to improve overall social and economic conditions and gender relations through policies such as the abolishment of dowry, increasing the legal age at marriage, and promoting educational opportunities for girls, serious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Vlassoff
ISBN: 9781137373922 113737392X
OCLC Number: 868638721
Notes: Carol Vlassoff is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Ottawa, Canada. For nearly 30 years she worked for international development organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the International Development Research Centre, Canada. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, international health, and gender and health
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Epublication based on: 9781137374929, 2013
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) 8 figures, 49
Contents: 1. The Importance of Sons in Indian Culture 2. Methodology of the Village Study 3. The Village Context --
Changes Over Three Decades 4. Empowerment, Gender Attitudes and Reproductive Decisions among Married Women, Then and Now 5. The Influence of Son Preference on Fertility Intentions and Subsequent Behaviour 6. Sons, Land Division, Inheritance and Household Labour Allocation Strategies 7. Adolescent gender roles: Are they evolving? 8. The Situation of Widows: Do Sons and Brothers Help? 9. Toward Gender Equality in Rural India: Prospects for Change

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