Determinants of Male Child Preference by Fathers in District Dera Ghazi Khan

Alamdar Hussain


Male child preference by the male members of family, is quite significant phenomenon present in the household of Pakistan .In the whole region, male dominancy is common therefore, continuation of their generation, transfer of their inheritance, custom, norms and values male family members mostly focus on the birth of a son. Theory of social feminism defines giving birth to male child increase their status. Sampling technique was convenient sample and sample was 200 fathers having at least one child living in Dera Ghazi Khan City in 2014. The results show greater employment opportunities, education, continuation of generation, cultural, economic and religious causes were the main determinants influencing the male child preference for fathers of Dera Ghazi Khan.

Keywords: Family, Feminism, Determinants, Fertility, Son preference, Patriarchy

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