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Endangered daughters [electronic resource] : discrimination and development in Asia / Elisabeth Croll.

By: Croll, Elisabeth, 1944-2007.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 207 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0203170210 (electronic bk.); 9780203170212 (electronic bk.); 0203132289 (electronic bk.); 9780203132289 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Family size -- Asia | Sex of children, Parental preferences for -- Asia | Girls -- Asia -- Social conditions | Daughters -- Asia -- Social conditions | Sex discrimination -- Asia | Women in development -- Asia | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies | Electronic books | Famille -- Dimension -- Asie | Sexe des enfants -- Pr�ef�erences parentales -- Asie | Filles -- Asie -- Conditions sociales | Discrimination sexuelle -- Asie | Femmes dans le d�eveloppement -- Asie | Discrimination sexuelle -- Asie | Famille -- Asie | Filles -- Asie -- Conditions sociales | Sexe des enfants -- Choix -- Asie | Enfants -- Asie -- Conditions sociales | Tochter | Diskriminierung | M�adchen | Soziale Situation | Sexuelle Identit�at | Kind | Geschlecht | Eltern | Wunsch | AsienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Endangered daughters.DDC classification: 305.23 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A weaker destiny: daughter discrimination -- Demographic narratives: 'missing girls' -- Ethnographic voices: disappointing daughters -- The generations: expectations and entitlements -- Interpreting gender: hierarchy and difference -- The girl child: agendas and campaigns -- Daughter empowerment: a new destiny?
Review: "This book asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this sensitive and emotive issue, Elisabeth Croll investigates the extent of discrimination against female children in Asia and shifts the focus of attention firmly from son preference to daughter discrimination." "The book paints a vivid picture of daughter discrimination across Asia today, from excessive child mortality to the withholding of health care and education on the basis of gender. It argues that daughters still cannot substitute for sons and that the increasing availability of sex-identification technologies will serve only to supplement older forms of infanticide and neglect. Startlingly, it reveals that, in China, India and across East and South Asia, daughter discrimination is actually on the increase despite rising economic development, declining fertility and the generally improved status of women." "This compelling account of a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world is essential reading for all those interested in gender and children in contemporary society."--Jacket.
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Includes index.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-204) and index.

1. A weaker destiny: daughter discrimination -- 2. Demographic narratives: 'missing girls' -- 3. Ethnographic voices: disappointing daughters -- 4. The generations: expectations and entitlements -- 5. Interpreting gender: hierarchy and difference -- 6. The girl child: agendas and campaigns -- 7. Daughter empowerment: a new destiny?

"This book asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this sensitive and emotive issue, Elisabeth Croll investigates the extent of discrimination against female children in Asia and shifts the focus of attention firmly from son preference to daughter discrimination." "The book paints a vivid picture of daughter discrimination across Asia today, from excessive child mortality to the withholding of health care and education on the basis of gender. It argues that daughters still cannot substitute for sons and that the increasing availability of sex-identification technologies will serve only to supplement older forms of infanticide and neglect. Startlingly, it reveals that, in China, India and across East and South Asia, daughter discrimination is actually on the increase despite rising economic development, declining fertility and the generally improved status of women." "This compelling account of a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world is essential reading for all those interested in gender and children in contemporary society."--Jacket.

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