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The Quest for Sons among Punjabis: How Unjust & How Merciless!


  • Jain, Varinder


This small piece provides a few insights into the quest for sons among Punjabis. It reveals the underlying reasons from a sociological perspective and in its endeavour, it tries to provide a striking contrast among various layers of the society regarding the son preference in Punjab.

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  • Jain, Varinder, 2008. "The Quest for Sons among Punjabis: How Unjust & How Merciless!," MPRA Paper 13231, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:13231

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    female feticide; gender discrimination; son preference;

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    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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