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India's gender bias in child population, female education and growing prosperity: 1951-2011

Jha, Raghbendra; Chaudhri, D.P.


Using Census and National Sample Survey (NSS) data, this paper studies the evolution of Gender Bias (GB) in the age group 0-6 in India and its association with education and higher prosperity. GB is pervasive and has grown over time with higher prosperity and resultant demographic transition and enhanced education. Large household size (associated with high fertility rates and low Monthly Per Capita Expenditure (MPCE)) are linked with low GB. However, with higher prosperity and lower Total...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: International Review of Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2012.696592


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