Midwives in Indian Village are paid 10 x more money if they kill a newborn baby girl

“The village of Dewa lies in Bihar state, where fully 10% of India’s 1 billion inhabitants live. It is the country’s poorest state, with a dearth of doctors in remote areas and thousands of midwives. The midwives earn about $.50 and a sack of grain for each live delivery of a girl, twice as much plus a sari if it is a boy. Getting rid of a newborn female fetches as much as $5.”

Miriam Jordan “Brief Lives” Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2000

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