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Title: Final technical progress report / Revisiting the devaluation of daughters in Bangladesh : continuity or change?
Authors: Mahmud, Simeen
Huq, Lopita
Keywords: MISSING WOMEN
SEX PREFERENCE
GENDER DISADVANTAGE
BANGLADESH
SEX RATIO
SON PREFERENCE IN SOUTH ASIA
GENDER DISCRIMINATION
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
GOVERNMENT POLICY
CIVIL SOCIETY
SON PREFERENCE
Date: 2011
Publisher: BRAC Development Institute, Dhaka, BD
Abstract: The major finding from the study is that the phenomenon of ‘missing daughters’ seems to be on the decline, at least in Bangladesh. But there is no room for complacency. Bangladesh, China, India and Vietnam have a shared pattern of gender discrimination that results in excessive levels of female mortality in most age groups, leading to higher than average ratios of men to women in their overall populations. Policy efforts continue to be piecemeal, yet it is clear that the problem of son preference – and daughter aversion – is rooted systemically and must be addressed simultaneously on a number of different fronts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48520
Project Number: 105866
Project Title: Revisiting the Devaluation of Daughters in Bangladesh : Continuity or Change?
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