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Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Attitude Towards Girl Child


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The patriarchal canopy has always denied women the warm rays of autonomy and freedom. The in declinable gender biases have disfigured the very face o f humanity. The present study was conducted in the twelve village of two districts of Haryana state, i.e., Fatehabad and Sonipat having highest and lowest sex ratio. From each selected village 10 females and 10 males from 3rd generation (would be parents), 10 females and 10 males from 2nd generation (parents) and 5 females and 5 males from 1st generation (grandparents) were selected. In this way, from each village 25 females and 25 males were selected making a sample size o f600. A structured interview schedule was prepared to delineate the socio-economic factors affecting attitude over three generations towards girl child. The collected data were quantified and interpreted by using suitable statistical tools such as frequency and percentage, weighted mean score and chi-square test. Different factors like age, caste, family occupation and social participation were found associated with attitude as indicated by x2 results, showing the impact of social factors on attitude of respondents. Majority of the respondents opined that equal opportunities should be provided to both the genders followed by gender equality at home and accept changing roles and responsibilities.

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Attitude, Socio-Economic, Girl Child.
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Authors

Kamaljeet
Department of Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Vinod Kumari
Department of Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Jatesh Kathpalia
Department of Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


The patriarchal canopy has always denied women the warm rays of autonomy and freedom. The in declinable gender biases have disfigured the very face o f humanity. The present study was conducted in the twelve village of two districts of Haryana state, i.e., Fatehabad and Sonipat having highest and lowest sex ratio. From each selected village 10 females and 10 males from 3rd generation (would be parents), 10 females and 10 males from 2nd generation (parents) and 5 females and 5 males from 1st generation (grandparents) were selected. In this way, from each village 25 females and 25 males were selected making a sample size o f600. A structured interview schedule was prepared to delineate the socio-economic factors affecting attitude over three generations towards girl child. The collected data were quantified and interpreted by using suitable statistical tools such as frequency and percentage, weighted mean score and chi-square test. Different factors like age, caste, family occupation and social participation were found associated with attitude as indicated by x2 results, showing the impact of social factors on attitude of respondents. Majority of the respondents opined that equal opportunities should be provided to both the genders followed by gender equality at home and accept changing roles and responsibilities.

Keywords


Attitude, Socio-Economic, Girl Child.

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