Gender Justice | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011 |

Lives at Risk: Where have the baby girls gone?

The declining number of girl child vis-à-vis boys in the age-group 0-6 in India, commonly known as child sex ratio (CSR), has caught the attention of a wide ranging group of scholars, activists and policy makers in India. The declining sex ratio is a proxy variable for societal apathy towards girls - they are either not allowed to be born or face discriminatory treatment soon after being born to the extent that they perish. More boys are conceived and...

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