Saturday, April 2, 2011

 

Apoorva Shah on new Indian census data:
The sex ratio of children in India (children ages 0-6) shows a decrease in the number of baby girls vs. baby boys. In fact, the female-to-male child sex ratio is at its lowest level since India’s independence in 1947.
Shah comments,
The continued prevalence of female feticide in India should be a major concern to Indian policy makers and officials. Even as the country makes progress in education and health, cultural attitudes in many parts of the country appear to be distinctly pre-modern.