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Study blames Indian inheritance law reforms for spike in female foeticide

The findings are supported by the Economic Survey 2017-18, which found an estimated 63 million women--roughly the population of the United Kingdom--'missing' in India

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Women Empowerment  |  Female Foeticide

Tish Sanghera | IndiaSpend 



Female Foeticide
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Reforms over 20 years to India’s discriminatory and anti-women inheritance laws, which could have helped raise women’s socio-economic status, appear to have failed to mitigate society’s long-held preference for sons, according to a new study.

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First Published: Sat, February 23 2019. 11:15 IST

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