Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection

History, Debates and Future Directions

No. of pages: 72

Publication date: 1 January 2014

Author: UN Women, UNFPA

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The study maps existing evidence on gender biased sex selection in the Indian context, weaving in significant social debates and policy developments, and the way forward on action. It offers practical suggestions to advance research and understanding on the subject by focusing on different areas such as family and household, education, labour and employment, and on institutions that directly or indirectly aid or fight the practice of sex selection.