Son-preference declining gradually and daughter’s status increasing among the urban middle-class in North India: A new research suggests (2018)
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PublisherProject Monma Research Centre
Son-preference is a major form of gender discrimination against women as sons are considered more valuable than daughters at a socio-cultural level. In many Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, China and India son-preference is quite common which has resulted in a severe decline of female child sex-ratio. China has the lowest female child sex-ratio in the world followed by India.India is largely a patriarchal and patrilineal society but in the last three-four decades, especially, after the introduction of neoliberal policies in the 1980s-90s, the middle-class in urban areas has shown upward social and economic mobility. Middle-class is undergoing rapid socio-cultural changes in contemporary India, for instance, female literacy rates have increased dramatically and increasing numbers of women have entered the paid workforce.
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