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Missing Girls

Sex ratios in India have been declining for decades, and “missing girls” are a serious social and political problem. Drawing on subdistrict-level data from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses and detailed data on women’s education and fertility, we show that more-educated mothers have fewer girl children than less-educated mothers, but that these girls are also more likely to survive. The policy implication of these findings is that among uneducated mothers, the focus should be on child treatment and survival; among educated mothers, attitudinal campaigns that emphasise the value of having girl children are likely to be more successful.

View from the Margins

Sociology has a major role to play in making sense of contemporary educational transformations, changes effecting women's lives and relating these to the processes of social, economic and cultural changes in the wider society. This article looks at educational processes and outcomes within economic and social transformations and locates gender within the field of sociology.

Gender in Development

Women and Development: The Indian Experience by Mira Seth; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001; pp 284, Rs 294.

Women Legislators in UP

This study attempts to analyse the background, role and involvement of women in politics in UP from the first election in 1952 to 1996. A majority of the women legislators, the study reveals, have a political family background, are educated and economically well-to-do. However, due to their low numerical strength, the women legislators' participation in discussions and assembly proceedings has been low.
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