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Endangered Daughters Discrimination and Development in Asia

ISBN-10: 0415247659
ISBN-13: 9780415247658
Edition: 2000
Authors: Elizabeth Croll
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Description: This work asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. It shifts the focus of attention firmly from son-preference to daughter-discrimination.

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Book details

List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This work asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. It shifts the focus of attention firmly from son-preference to daughter-discrimination.

A Weaker Destiny: Daughter discrimination
Son Preference
Daughter DIscrimination
Family Planning
Gender Reasoning
Targeting Daughters
Demographic Narratives: 'Missing Girls'
China
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
India
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Ethnographic Voices: Disappointing daughters
China: Wishing for a son
Welcoming a Son
Rural Demands, Urban Preference
Daughter Neglect
India: The quest for a son
A Lesser Welcome
Neglect and survival
The Generations
Expectations and entitlements for planning families
The Inter-generational Contract
Son-parent support
Double-loss Daughters
Daughter Entitlements
Familial Exclusion
Interpreting Gender: Hierarchy and Difference
Cultures of Gender
Divisions of Labour
Gendered Perceptions
Gender Development
The Girl Child: Agendas and campaigns
Girls' Rights
The Girl Child
India's Girl Child
China's Girl Child
Daughter Empowerment: A new destiny?

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