Monday, March 25, 2019

27 March 2019: Consequences of son preference in India

Seema Jayachandran
Northwestern University

Organised by
ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) Delhi Center, in collaboration with IWWAGE at IFMR (Institute for Financial Management and Research)

Madhuri Mukherjee, IWWAGE (Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy)

This talk will provide an overview of the links between economic factors and gender inequality, as well as the role of cultural norms in perpetuating gender gaps. Prof. Jayachandran will then discuss the ways in which gender inequality in India is more severe than in most other societies. One such way is the pronounced favoritism towards sons. She will discuss implications of son preference and some potential solutions aimed at expanding opportunities for women and girls.

Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Conference Room, Administration Block,
Indian Statistical Institute Delhi Centre,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)


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