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What is cause behind rising female child foeotocide in our country ?

Tags: education, politics & government, pregnancy & parenting
Asked by azam khan, 12 Nov '11 01:18 pm
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The reason for unequal access to life of girls in India has roots in economic, religious and cultural dynamics. There are many cultural and socio-economic reasons that can be attributed to this practice. The culturally prescribed power and prestige associated with having male children form the basis on son preference of our community. In patriarchal and male-centered kinship structures, a very high value is ascribed to a son, who is seen as a source of social and political power. The birth of a son is considered as the success of the mother in her reproductive role. Some religious compulsions highlight the role of male kinship in fulfilling the earthly task, has also been cited as a reason. It has always been suggested that the economic pressures over the families and poverty are the reasons for this gender discrimination.
Answered by ABBY shakthi, 12 Nov '11 01:19 pm

 
  
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Dowry later in life?
Answered by lil khalifa, 12 Nov '11 01:20 pm

 
  
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