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Sociology: Research


Demographic change in North India: A longitudinal Micro-study

A Wellcome Trust funded project in which Patricia Jeffery restudied two villages (one Hindu and one Muslim in Bijnor district in north-west Uttar Pradesh, India) first studied in 1982-83. A primary focus of her fieldwork was to investigate the significance of changes that have taken place in several indicators of women's status (kind and extent of work outside the home, young women's schooling, prevalence and scale of dowry payments) in the context of demographic change. The project was completed March 2006.

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