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Terror as a bargaining instrument : a case study of dowry violence in rural India (English)

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The authors examine how domestic violence may be used as a bargaining instrument, to extract larger dowries from a spouse's family. The phrase "dowry violence" refers not to the paid at the time of the wedding, but to additional payments demanded by the... See More +

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  • Bloch, Francis; Rao, Vijayendra;
  • 2000/05/31
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS2347
  • 1
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Terror as a bargaining instrument : a case study of dowry violence in rural India
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