Gender and Discrimination: Health, Nutritional Status, and Role of Women in India

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

EditorManoranjan Pal, Premananda Bharati, Bholanath Ghosh

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Gender discrimination has far reaching consequence on society. With contributions by experts from diverse fields, this volume provides fresh perspectives on gender bias, wage inequality, and intra-household discrimination. It also analyses various aspects of discrimination in the spheres of health,nutrition, and work. Using case studies from India and other South Asian countries, it provides alternative methods for measuring gender differentials and discrimination.

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Gender discrimination has far reaching consequence on society. With contributions by experts from diverse fields, this volume provides fresh perspectives on gender bias, wage inequality, and intra-household discrimination. It also analyses various aspects of discrimination in the spheres of health,nutrition, and work. Using case studie...

Manoranjan Pal is Professor, Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. Premananda Bharati is Professor, Biological Anthropology Unit, ISI, Kolkata. T.S. Vasulu is Associate Professor, Biological Anthropology Unit, ISI, Kolkata.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198076649

ISBN - 13:9780198076643

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Introduction1. (En)gendering Poverty Policy in India2. Women and Agriculture in India: An Overview with a Focus on Work and Wages3. Gender, Religion, and the Age at Marriage in India4. Invisibility and Ordeal of Women Worker in India5. Will Increasing Women's Power Reduce Discrimination against Girl Children in South Asia?6. The Role of Maternal literacy in Reducing the Risk of Child Malnutrition in India7. Gender, Poverty, and HIV Transmission in India8. Gender Differences in Early Childhood Feeding Practices: Observations from Follow up Study in Rural West Bengal9. Health and Nutritional Status of School Age Children: Some Gender and Age Differentials10. Gender Bias in Family Planning Programme in India11. Heart Disease in South Asians and the Role of Gender Commentary12. On Some Measures of Gender Discrimination13. What Does Gender Dimorphism in Stature Tell Us About Discrimination in Rural India, 1930-75?14. A New Measure of Gender Bias15. A Turning Point in Gender Bias in Mortality? An Update on the Number of 'Missing Women'Index