Women's Wellbeing and the Sex Ratio at Birth: Some Suggestive Evidence from India

@inproceedings{Jayaraj2004WomensWA,
  title={Women's Wellbeing and the Sex Ratio at Birth: Some Suggestive Evidence from India},
  author={D. Jayaraj and S Subramanian},
  year={2004}
}
A declining sex ratio (SR) for a population has generally been diagnosed as an indicator of worsening female advantage, while a declining sex ratio at birth (SRB) - such as in the context of the Indian population over the recent past - has been diagnosed as being caused largely by the phenomenon of sex-selective foeticide. In this article, we examine the merits of a less sinister hypothesis in terms of which a secular improvement in women's wellbeing has led to a sex-neutral reduction in the… CONTINUE READING

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