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Girl Child in India

Sri Premananda Pradhan (Author) S N Tripathy (Editor)
Synopsis The girl child is perceived as a burden to be passed on to another family. Her contribution in the household economy is unacknowledged. The adverse attitude towards the girl child signals the catastrophy of serious demographic imbalance and degeneration of socio-economic conditions. Unfortunately, the rejection of the unwanted girl begins even before her birth. Prenatal sex determination tests followed by quick abortions eliminate thousand of female foetuses before they can become daughters. Those unfortunate girls who manage to survive till birth and beyond, find the dice heavily loaded against them. In a male dominated society, girls are denied equal access to food, health care, education, employment and even simple human dignity. Here sacrifice and dedicated services ensure the well-being of the family, but in return, she receives neglected childhood devoid of proper education and health care. The present work is concerned with problems of girl child, their exploitation, discrimination, disparity in education and health sector, sex determination tests, sex-ratio and their serious implications in India in the global frame. Both primary and secondary sources of data have been accumulated and used for analysis and interpretation in making the study more interesting and useful. In fact, the findings and observations of the study will be certainly useful to the policy makers, researchers, demographers, social and women activists and even to the general readers.
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About the author

S N Tripathy

Dr. S.N. Tripathy (b. 1957) completed his graduation with Economics honours from KSUB College, Bhanjanagar (Orissa) and M.A. in Economics from Khallikote College, Berhampur. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in the year 1989 from the Berhampur University for his research on, “Problems of Bonded Labour in Orissa”. Dr. Tripathy has to his credit several works and edited volumes alongwith 60 published papers in different journals and books. He has completed several Research Projects by ICSSR and U.G.C., New Delhi. His area of research interests are Unorganised Labour, Rural Development and Tribal Problems etc. At present, Dr. Tripathy is in the Department of Economics, Aska Science College, Aska, Orissa.

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Bibliographic information

Title Girl Child in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171416233
length 124p., Tables; Figs.