publication . Article . 2015

Autonomy of educated urban women and their attitude towards female foeticide in India

Dweepika Kumari;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Human Geographies: Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography, volume 9, issue 1, pages 17-28 (issn: 1843-6587, eissn: 2067-2284, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Bucharest
Abstract
The Sex-ratio in India is continuously declining in spite of gradually increasing literacy among women. For long, it was thought that illiteracy and female subjugation is the reason why women are unable to stand for their rights. As such, large scale attempts and programs had been taken to increase the literacy of women. But in spite of the spread of female education and increasing women autonomy in Urban India, the female foeticide has continued to increase. Most of the results in the recent reports suggest that child sex ratio is inversely linked to female literacy and female economic activity rate, especially in urban India. Thus, this study is an attempt to ...
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free text keywords: D.M. Index, Education, Empowerment, Female Foeticide, Women autonomy, lcsh:Geography (General), lcsh:G1-922
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