Women's Empowerment and Gender Bias in the Birth and Survival of Girls in Urban India

  title={Women's Empowerment and Gender Bias in the Birth and Survival of Girls in Urban India},
  author={Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • S. Mukherjee
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Feminist Economics
Abstract Despite improvements in women's work opportunities and educational achievements, women's survival disadvantage is a demographic reality of urban India. A temporal and cross-sectional analysis of the data from the 1991 and 2001 census of India, while reaffirming the positive association between women's employment and the birth and survival of more girls, fails to reconfirm the oft-emphasized positive connection between women's education and increased survival of girls. Relatively high… 
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