ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Female Autonomy in Tamil Nadu

Commentators on Tamil Nadu's rapid fertility decline during the eighties often cite female autonomy and 'agency' as important contributing factors. This paper examines the extent of female autonomy Tamil women enjoy in their personal lives and within their households and the gender power dynamics between married couples, on the basis of a study in five districts of the state.

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