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Marriage Squeeze, Dowry, and Female Infanticide | Economics for ...

Dowry continues to plague a country like India, more so today than before. Looks like the rising dowries and female infanticide feed into each other. For example in one of her papers, ...
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India advances, but many women still trapped in dark ages

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But scratch under the surface and the threats in India are manifold - from female foeticide, child marriage, dowry and honour killings to discrimination in health and education and crimes such as rape, domestic violence and human trafficking.
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Germany Fights Population Drop

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As German towns work to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other European countries, with frightening implications for the economy.

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:55 PM

Yes, identity!

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:35 PM

Germany is undergoing a population crisis. The population is plunging due to a high number of elderly people (the dependency ratio is 1:4) and the desire of women to be in the workforce. As a result, the women are not having children. There is a large number of young people who have obtained educations, but are unable to find work, which makes them less likely to want to have kids and start a family. This is a push factor for them to immigrate to another country where they can find work. This leaves Germany with higher dependency ratios and pushes them further towards economic crisis. Germany and many other European countries are offering incentives to women to have children, such as 24 hour child care, tax breaks, and money for married couples. Some fear fertility rates have fallen below replacement level. Just what will Germany do, “part of the solution lies in remaking values, customs and attitudes in a country that has a troubled history with accepting immigrants.” Germany will have to work to pull immigrants to their country to regenerate their population. Who knows where Germany will be 50 years from now?

Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:05 AM

This article applies to how values and preferences impacts an area. For Germany, their low birth rates are being caused by highly valuing  single mothers and discouraging immigrants to stay in their country.  These  unfavorable birth rates may be a future for many other highly developed countries, or already are a part of many countries. This could happen to your home, so your values or preferences may be come a problem to the economy. Low birth rates and unwelcomed immigration are causing decreased work force and increased demand in Germany, that they can't fulfill. It also causes an uneven population between the young and old population. 

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Stop selective abortion of female child - Rising Kashmir

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Moreover, due to the practice of marriage dowry, girls are considered as burden by their families. All these factors lead to a culture based on gender inequality.
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Valuing Life: Spotlighting the Crisis of Girls in India - Population ...

Valuing Life: Spotlighting the Crisis of Girls in India - Population ... | India's population | Scoop.it
Ms. Caputi noted that dowry deaths are worsening, and quoted a statistic that every 90 minutes a bride is burned in India. The cruelty continues, unabated. Some of the reasons given for discriminating against women and girls ...
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Where Have All the Girls Gone? - MorungExpress

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Where Have All the Girls Gone?
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The simple answer is sex selection -- typically, an ultrasound scan followed by an abortion if the fetus turns out to be female -- but beyond that, the reasons for a gap half the size of the U.S.
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What Lies Ahead for India's Women? - Diplomatic Courier

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What Lies Ahead for India's Women?
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Portraits from India On December 16, 2012, a 23-year old female student was gang raped and brutally assaulted with an iron rod in a moving bus in Delhi, the capital city of India.
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