AAUW hears about preference for sons in India

At the February meeting of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Branch of the American Association of University Women Dr. Rebha Sabharwal from the department of sociology, anthropology, social work, and criminal justice at SUNY Fredonia spoke about the research she did for her dissertation, “Effect of Male Education on Son Preference in India via Fertility Intentions.”

She addressed the many variables that affect a preference for male children, which is very common in India and looked at the role education might play in lessening this son preference. She explained that this preference is one reason India has become the second most populated country in the world and the problems associated with this overpopulation.

The next Dunkirk-Fredonia AAUW meeting will be held Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at The White Inn in Fredonia. James Johnson from the Robert H. Jackson Center will be speaking about atrocities against women.

AAUW membership is open to college students as well as anyone holding an associate’s or higher degree. AAUW advocates for equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

To learn more about AAUW, membership, or to attend a meeting, call Peggy Tiffany at 673-1838.