ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Factors Contributing to the Declining Trend in Sex-Differentials in Mortality in India

The disappearance of "excess" female mortality tends to be attributed to a reduction in discrimination against females in the intra-family allocation of resources in access to healthcare and nutrition. The exploratory analysis in this paper suggests that the disappearance of "excess" female mortality in India is attributable to the process of demographic development and not to declines in discrimination in the intra-family allocation of resources.

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