Daughter Elimination and the Cradle Baby Scheme in Tamil Nadu

7 Pages Posted: 18 May 2010

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Arjun S. Bedi

Erasmus University Rotterdam - International Institute of Social Studies; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Sharada Srinivasan

University of Guelph

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

The Cradle Baby Scheme (CBS) was launched in 1992 by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a response to the practice of female infanticide. Nearly two decades on, even as little is known about the functioning of the scheme, it continues to attract criticism from civil society. To place the debate on a somewhat more informed footing, this paper examines the potential role played by the CBS in the reduction of daughter elimination in Tamil Nadu.

Keywords: Cradle baby scheme, Declining sex ratios, India

JEL Classification: J12,J15,J16

Suggested Citation

Bedi, Arjun S. and Srinivasan, Sharada, Daughter Elimination and the Cradle Baby Scheme in Tamil Nadu (March 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1610144 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1610144

Arjun S. Bedi

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Sharada Srinivasan (Contact Author)

University of Guelph ( email )

Guelph, Ontario
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