A perspective in declining sex ratio with respect to poonch district of jammu and kashmir, india

Javed Manzoor and Asma Tabasum

Sex ratio is a significant social factor for determining the equity between males and females in a society at a given point of time. Throughout the world sex ratio has been widely accepted as an important indicator to study diverse features of a population. However in most of the developing countries including India, declining sex ratio has become a grave concern. Due to different socio-cultural beliefs and delusions prevailing in the Indian social system, a girl child is often treated as a burden. Inclination for a son has emerged as one of the prime factors largely responsible for declining sex ratio in India due to the patriarchal nature of the society. The present paper is an attempt to understood and identify various socio-cultural causes responsible for declining sex ratio in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir as the district witnessed a drop in the sex ratio from 919 in 2001 to 893 in 2011.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2018.9095.1489
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