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"Why should I feed her less?": Challenging assumptions on daughter discrimination in the food provisioning values of ultrapoor Bangladeshi female heads of household

Munro, Jenny; McIntyre, Lynn

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Scholars suggest that discrimination against girls in household food allocation relates to son preference, or the prioritization of male children's needs. This study brings important new data to the study of variations in son preference and daughter discrimination in South Asia through its interviews with 43 ultrapoor women household heads in Bangladesh. Few studies of son preference consider the values of ultrapoor women, namely those who earn less than 1.25 USD per day, yet in popular...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38217
Source: Women's Studies International Forum
DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2014.03.014

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