The Institution of Dowry in India: Why It Continues To Prevail

@article{Dalmia2005TheIO,
  title={The Institution of Dowry in India: Why It Continues To Prevail},
  author={Sonia Dalmia and Pareena G. Lawrence},
  journal={The Journal of Developing Areas},
  year={2005},
  volume={38},
  pages={71 - 93}
}
The practice of dowry in India has been theoretically linked to a number of factors including the nature of residence and inheritance system, women's role in production, kinship organizations, relative availability of potential spouses, and social stratification in society. This article empirically examines dowries in India and provides an institutional and economic rationale for the existence and continued prevalence of the system. Using data on marriage transactions and on the personal and… 

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