SOC10.15.07 - SOC 10.15.07 India Large population, urban...

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SOC 10.15.07 India Large population, urban sprawl Uttar Pradash- Woman Avg 5 Children Largest State, most population challenges Mother in Law and Husband more involved in decision about children Women little control over reproductive lives Son Preference–Patriarchial, Patrilocal society, he stays with family 95% marriages arranged Half of India's population under 25 Daughters as economic liability Common Hindu wedding blessing–that a woman will have 8 sons Brides sometimes doused in caroseen 25,000 women killed every year over domestic/dowry disputes or failure to produce a son Gender discrimination takes place among wealthy–sex selective abortion, sonograms, ect. When women have greater access to job training and education, their status rises. Many women empowered, but more unempowered–one way to bring about change is allow women to have employment opportunities Polygany–a man may have multiple wives Polyandry–a wife may have multiple husbands Migration from rural to urban in search of employment
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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