Steep drop in child sex ratios


Female children are still at risk in India, despite progress in education, increasing participation of women in economic and political activities, and an overall improvement in their status. 

This stark reality is reflected in ongoing research being carried out by Dr Neelambar Hatti, professor emeritus at the Department of Economic History, Lund University, Sweden  and Dr T V Sekher of International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Hatti was visiting professor at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics during in November and December 2010, and is currently working on urban child sex ratios as well as on the marriage implications of India's skewed sex ratio.......



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