Daughter Discrimination and Son Preference in Canada

33 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2017

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Samantha Postulart

York University - Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Sharada Srinivasan

University of Guelph

Date Written: May 31, 2017

Abstract

The paper examines various indicators of son preference and daughter discrimination over time and across different communities in Canada. By doing so it problematizes cultural explanations that imply sex selection is a new/recent phenomenon in Canada brought from non-Western countries. It allows us to identify ways gender relations shifted among these groups. This could better inform how race, socio-economic variables and migration affect gender dynamics in the current prevalence of sex selection, and other forms of gender discrimination in general and gender-based violence in particular across various spheres in Canada.

Keywords: son preference, daugther discrimination, Canada

Suggested Citation

Postulart, Samantha and Srinivasan, Sharada, Daughter Discrimination and Son Preference in Canada (May 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3031582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3031582

Samantha Postulart

York University - Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Sharada Srinivasan (Contact Author)

University of Guelph ( email )

Guelph, Ontario
Canada

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