ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Son Preference and Daughter Aversion in Two Villages of Jammu

A contemporary exploration of two spatially contiguous villages of Jammu reveals persisting intra-household gender discrimination. While in both the villages, sons continue to be preferred over daughters, it is the local political economy and culture that dictates whether a preference for sons would mean the elimination of daughters before birth, their relative deprivation post birth, marrying them off early as a mobility strategy, or simply differential allocation of resources within the household.

'Meeting the Unmet'

Innovations in Family Planning: Case Studies from India edited by Jay Satia, Kavita Chauhan, Aruna Bhattacharya and Nirmala Mishra (2016);Â New Delhi: Sage Publications; pp 292, ₹850.
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