An Exploratory Study Of Sex Selective Abortion Among Indian Immigrants In The United States

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Title: An Exploratory Study Of Sex Selective Abortion Among Indian Immigrants In The United States
Author: Tucker, Jill
Abstract: This qualitative study sought to explore the transmission of and motivation for sex -selective abortion among Indian immigrants in the United States . Using a theoretical framework incorporating social learning theory and self -determination theory , the research design consisted of semi -structured interviews of 20 married Indian immigrant women . Based on an analysis of these interviews , the following emergent themes were discovered : "Problems for and from Girls" , "Dowry" , "Education (lack of )" , "Familial Pressure" , "Familial Preference" , "Familial Ties" , "Inheritance" , "Son's Duty" , "Money" , "Name Carried Forward" , and "Want a Boy" . Theoretical and social work practice implications based on the findings of the study were discussed . While findings from this study cannot be generalized , they do open the door to future study of sex -selective abortion among immigrant populations .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5128
Date: 2010-11-01

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An Exploratory Study Of Sex Selective Abortion Among Indian Immigrants In The United States. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /5128 .

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