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Social class, gender and intrahousehold food allocations to children in South Asia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9178412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the 1980s research on gender-biased food distribution to children within the household in South Asia yielded important findings. Many studies report evidence of substantial discrimination against daughters, but others do not. This paper reviews research of the 1980s with attention to social differentiation in gender bias. My hypothesis is that different results concerning gender bias in intrahousehold allocations are expectable, given variations in gender hierarchy throughout South Asia. Results of the review indicate that seemingly "contradictory" results are often accurate reflections of social status differences within South Asia that create varying female health and nutritional outcomes.
B D Miller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1685-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Child, Preschool
Food Habits / ethnology*
India / epidemiology
Infant Mortality
Models, Statistical
Pakistan / epidemiology
Sex Ratio
Social Class*
Women's Health

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