Explaining the skewed child sex ratio in rural India revisiting the landholding-patriarchy hypothesis

Perianayagam Arokiasamy, Srinivas Goli

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Abstract

Examining the direct relevance of the landholding-patriarchy hypothesis to the dynamics of sex discrimination and family-building strategies in rural India, this paper presents evidence that indicates the child sex ratio varies greatly when stratified by size of household landholdings. The results suggest that this hypothesis can be effectively used to study the future implications of the process of demographic masculinisation in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Volume47
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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