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Economic Theories of the Family and Discrimination in a Social Context: Entitlements of Kondh Tribal Females in India

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  • Tisdell, Clement A.
  • Roy, Kartik C.
  • Ghose, Ananda

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Economic theories of the family and gender discrimination within the family are examined in the context of Kondh dominated tribal villages in rural western Orissa, India, drawing on results from a survey of 106 wives. The survey involved direct interviews using a structured questionnaire. This article examines the relevance of economic unitary and bargaining theories of the family in this social context, drawing on background literature. Using the survey results, socioeconomic influences on the status of wives within their families are analysed and the entitlements of female and male children are compared and analysed. Because of cultural embedding, it is suggested that the relevance of economic theories of the family depend significantly on cultural context. In many cases, it seems that poverty has a negative influence on the social empowerment of females but it is not the only influence nor always a sufficient condition for discrimination against females.

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  • Tisdell, Clement A. & Roy, Kartik C. & Ghose, Ananda, 2002. "Economic Theories of the Family and Discrimination in a Social Context: Entitlements of Kondh Tribal Females in India," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 100214, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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    1. Tisdell, Clement A., 2000. "The Development of the Solomon Islands: An Analysis of Trends, Issues and Policies," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 100033, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    2. Tisdell, Clement A., 2000. "The Development of Kiribati: An Analysis of Trends, Issues and Policies," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 100031, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    3. Tisdell, Clement A. & Roy, Kartik C. & Ghose, Ananda, 1999. "Sen's Theory of Entitlement and the Deprivation of Females: An Assessment with Indian Illustrations," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 91375, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    4. Tisdell, Clement A., 2000. "The Development of Samoa: An Analysis of Trends, Issues and Policies," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 100032, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    5. Roy, Kartik C. & Tisdell, Clement A. & Ghose, Ananda, 2000. "Institutional Impediments, Entitlement Exchange and Women's Empowerment in Rural India: The Case of Access to Education," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 94399, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    6. Tisdell, Clement A. & Roy, Kartik C., 2000. "The Socio-Economics of Gender Issues in Rural India: Results of Interviews in Three Villages and a Forest Meeting in Eastern India," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 100030, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    7. Tisdell, Clement A., 2000. "Asset-Poor Women in India and the Relevance of Amartya Sen's Analysis," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 91377, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    8. Tisdell, Clement A. & Roy, Kartik C., 1999. "Gender Inequality, Development and UNDP's Social Valuation Indices: HDI, GDI and GEM with Particular Reference to India," Social Economics, Policy and Development Working Papers 91376, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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