Missing women in Indian districts: A quantitative analysis

Agnihotri, Satish, Palmer-Jones, Richard and Parikh, Ashok (2002) Missing women in Indian districts: A quantitative analysis. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 13 (3). pp. 285-314. ISSN 0954-349X

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The ratio of women to men in India reveals socially determined excess female mortality. The cultural and economic variables used to explain variations in the juvenile sex ratio are interrelated with each other and with other demographic and economic variables, and show large regional differences within India. Our empirical study is built on an extension to Sen's entitlements framework and spatial lag and spatial error econometric procedures. We find that low female labour participation (FLP) is an important determinant of anti-female child bias in regions characterised by both Indo-Aryan and Dravidian kinship systems, but where Indo-Aryan kinship predominates, mainly in Northern India, the effect of FLP is much more significant.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2002
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024 01:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16680
DOI: 10.1016/S0954-349X(02)00023-1

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