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Trends in consanguineous marriage in Karnataka, South India, 1980–89

Bittles, AH and Coble, JM and Appaji Rao, N (1993) Trends in consanguineous marriage in Karnataka, South India, 1980–89. In: Journal of Biosocial Science, 25 (01). pp. 111-116.

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Analysis of data on 106,848 marriages in the cities of Bangalore and Mysore, South India, between 1980 and 1989 showed that levels of consanguineous marriage varied between cities through time and by religion. The average coefficient of inbreeding was higher in Bangalore (F = 0·0339) than in Mysore (F = 0·0203), principally reflecting large-scale, post-Independence rural migration into Bangalore. Although there was some evidence of a decline in consanguineous marriages in Mysore, there was no convincing support in either city for earlier projections of a rapid reduction in the popularity of unions between close biological relatives.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Biosocial Science
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Cambridge University Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 15:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39832

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