Geography

One of the characteristics of India's population is that it has lesser number of women compared to men. Which one of the following explains this phenomenon?


ANSWER

Neglect of females in childhood


SOLUTION
  • Gender inequality refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women in India.
  • However, when India's population is examined as a whole, women are at a disadvantage in several ways.
  • A key factor driving gender inequality is the preference for sons, as they are deemed more useful than girls. Boys are given the exclusive rights to inherit the family name and properties and they are viewed as additional status for their family. 
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