Fertility decline and worsening gender bias in India: Is Kerala no longer an exception?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
S. Sudha, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In this brief note, we examine the notion that Kerala state in Southern India remains a (comparative) bastion of female equality, as evidenced by ‘normal’ sex ratios at birth and by child survival while fertility declines. Recent studies show that much of India seems to be moving toward increased male bias during fertility and mortality decline and socio-economic development. Does Kerala remain an exception to this trend?

Additional Information

Development and Change, 31, 1085-1092. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-7660.00190
Language: English
Date: 2000
Kerala, India, gender bias, demographics

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