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Daughter Elimination: Cradle Baby Scheme in Tamil Nadu

SHARADA SRINIVASAN and ARJUN S BEDI
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 45, No. 23 (JUNE 5-11, 2010), pp. 17, 19-20
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27807098
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Daughter Elimination: Cradle Baby Scheme in Tamil Nadu
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Abstract

Tamil Nadu's two decade old Cradle Baby Scheme tries to ensure that female babies who would otherwise have been killed are given up for adoption. Civil society activists are not happy with the scheme because they feel that it only encourages parents to abandon female babies and is not a substitute for tackling the crime of sex selection and female foeticide. However, until the girl child is welcome in families, such a scheme will be needed.

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