Gender Bias, Missing Girls and Population Inbalance

By: Sneh Sangwan & Randhir Singh Sangwan and Mahima (Authors)

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Even in 21st century, sex imbalance, sex discrimination, female foeticide, and sexselective abortions continue unabated despite the efforts made by governments (Union as well as State) from time to time. The book, based on empirical research, is intended to examine differentials in sex composition and to plead for balancing of population sex component with specific reference to the State of Haryana, which always stood for adverse sex ratio, indicating status of women in the society. This volume raises the emotive issue of thousands of missing girls in a developed State of Haryana who fail to appear on the social scene even before their birth. The girls are being aborted at a massive scale in recent decades simply for a strong desire to have a son. This raises many questions: Does the issue of son preference still dominate the scene in a patriarchal society, despite the substantial progress in female literacy? Does the gender bias still persists among the educated and betteroff sections of society? Are the sex selective technologies helping the couples to achieve the desired family size and sex composition? To answer these questions, it is imperative to highlight the socio­economic and cultural factors responsible for daughter discrimination and the resulting implications. The present book very succinctly has intended to emphasize the importance of population sex balance in improvement of regional socio­economic systems and to suggest strategies to achieve the same, based on adequate comprehension of conceptual grasp and analytical discourse on socio­economic and demographic characteristics of regional population, perception and awareness among people, issues and concerns of skewed child sex ratio. Printed Pages: 119.

Title: Gender Bias, Missing Girls and Population Inbalance

Author Name: Sneh Sangwan & Randhir Singh Sangwan and Mahima (Authors)

Categories: India, Child Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2015

ISBN: 8180699994

ISBN 13: 9788180699993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 700755

Keywords: Gender Bias, Missing Girls and Population Inbalance Sneh Sangwan & Randhir Singh Sangwan and Mahima (Authors)