Women, development and health. International conference. East Lansing MI (USA), 1988.
Recent evidence on child mortality and fertility trends in the community known as Karimpur in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh presents a troubling puzzle: the female children of the poor are now dying at a much more rapid rate than their brothers.
In this community, sex-specific child mortality is not new.
What is new is the increasing female bias in child mortality among the poor.
My contention is that this trend can only be understood in the larger context of family composition strategies, strategies which have changed due to the socio-economic changes wrought by the green revolution and other development programs of the past 25 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fertilité, Mortalité, Sexe, Enfant, Homme, Femme, Pauvreté, Milieu rural, Milieu familial, Analyse sociologique, Statut socioéconomique, Inde, Asie, Nord
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fertility, Mortality, Sex, Child, Human, Woman, Poverty, Rural environment, Family environment, Social analysis, Socioeconomic status, India, Asia, North
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