Dowry: a study in attitudes and practices
Dowry has been defined as that property which is obtained from the parents of the bride by the groom or his parents under duress, coercion, or pressure. It thus, can hardly be classified as gifts willingly made to the bride and bridegroom. The problem of dowery is related to women. it is being increasingly felt that women will be able to free themselves from all social and economic dependence as soon as they are economically independent. The present book is an attempt in the direction of providing systematic empirical evidence: wheter economic independence can solve the problem of dowry. An attempt has been made in this book to investigate the differences of attitudes between the working and non-working women towards dowry. The book is immensly useful for the student of social sciences and law.
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01 level 05 two-tailed age at marriage anti-dowry law attitudes toward dowry bride bridegroom Chandigarh demand for dowry demanding dowry difference was noted dowry becomes dowry deaths dowry in marriage dowry is given dowry was demanded economic independence educational level educational status exposure to mass exposure to mass-media family honour family status family type father favourable attitudes females females Yes females than non-working financial burden Frequent Visit paid gifts girls given in marriage giving dowry giving or demanding groom groups higher castes Hindu husband husband's family husband's relatives in-laws indicated ISBN joint family Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test Labana level of significance love and affection majority married mass media medium Non-working females females nuclear families one's daughter parental family perceived that dowry percent polygyny reasons for giving regarding reported that dowry respondents riage sample Sikhs social society socio-economic status statistically significant status family Table tion unfavourable Upanayana Vedic period weightage Yes/No