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

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

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dc.contributor.author Tucker, Jill en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-01T21:28:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-01T21:28:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-01
dc.date.submitted January 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10742 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/5128
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title An Exploratory Study Of Sex Selective Abortion Among Indian Immigrants In The United States en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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