The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India

Published By: BREAD on eSS | Published Date: March, 08 , 2012

Relative to developed countries, there are far fewer women than men in India. Estimates suggest that more than 25 million women are "missing". Sex selection at birth and the mistreatment of young girls are widely regarded as key explanations. A decomposition of missing women by age across the states of India is done. The state-wise variation in the distribution of missing women across the age groups makes it very difficult to draw simple conclusions to explain the missing women phenomenon in India. [BREAD Working Paper No. 326]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/326.pdf].

Author(s): Siwan Anderson, Debraj Ray | Posted on: Mar 09, 2012 | Views(685) | Download (811)


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