Ravinder Kaur

Sex Ratio Imbalances and Marriage Squeeze in India: 2000–2050

Rapid fertility decline and availability of sex determination technologies have led to a skewed sex ratio in favour of males. This imbalance in the sex ratio at birth impacts the marriage markets, albeit in a lagged manner, resulting in a ‘male marriage squeeze’. This paper examines the present and future trends of marriage squeeze in India. For this purpose, an ‘original’ age-sex distribution is constructed using different data sources such as Census, NFHS, NSS, and SRS. Several methods are used for this analysis, focusing on two main determinants of marriage squeeze

Sex Ratio at Birth - The role of Gender, Class and Education

The paper uses a class and education based approach to investigate the trends in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India. While the definition of the middle class is a purely economic one, it incorporates both social and economic understanding of its behaviour. The paper introduces the concept of the “emerging middle class”– a class that lies between the poor and the “stable” middle class. It argues that the social mobility strategies of the emerging class have much to do with the rise of the SRB; and the increasing share of the stable middle class has much to do with the improvement in

Sex Ratio Imbalances and Crime Rates

This paper analyzes the effect of adult sex ratio on violent crimes and crimes against women for 18 Indian states in the time period 1995–2014. Contrary to existing literature and speculation, we obtain a negative relationship between sex ratio and crime rates for both violent crimes and crimes against women, i.e, as the sex ratio rises to become more skewed in the favour of males, crime rates fall. A strong positive relationship is seen between crimes against women and the gap between male and female years of education.

Too Many Men, Too Few Women: Social Consequences of Gender Imbalance in India and China

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Chair:Patricia Uberoi
Chairperson and Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies
K. S. James
Professor of Demography, Centre for Study of Regional Development
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Mohan Rao
Professor, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health
Jawaharlal Nehru University

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