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dc.contributor.authorChacko, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:12:31Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:12:31Zen
dc.date.issued2003-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741954317
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131519en
dc.descriptionThis article explores the linkages between women's status and marriage in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Widely known as a progressive region, with high levels of social development despite poor economic growth, Kerala also fares exceptionally well in terms of standard indicators of female position. However, closer scrutiny of prevailing cultural mores, particularly in relation to marriage practices and family structure, reveals a less promising picture of entrenched inequality in relationships between women and men. Discriminatory inheritance rights, the widespread practice of dowry, and increasing violence against women all undermine women's status in Kerala. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/marriage-development-and-the-status-of-women-in-kerala-india-131519
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleMarriage, development, and the status of women in Kerala, Indiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender mainstreaming
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-based violence
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameMarriageen
prism.number2en
prism.volume11en


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