IJCRR - 7(11), June, 2015
DECLINING CHILD SEX RATIO IN INDIA AND ITS MAJOR CORRELATES
Author: Kalosona Paul, Shrestha Saha
Over all sex ratio (OSR) in India has enlarged from the last census (2001) by seven points from 933 to 940, the situation is worse for the child sex ratio (CSR). According to the decadal Indian census, the sex ratio in the 0-6 age group went down from 962 girls per 1000 boys in 1981, to 914 girls per 1000 boys in 2011. 2011 census showed that in 26 States/UTs rural child sex ratio are higher than urban areas. The paper intends to explain variability of CSR across the country through superimposed socio cultural frame. The analysis is based on CSR provided by Census of India for various decades. The study has focussed on various factors
covering wide range of socio-economic and demographic dimension that can be associated with contemporary sex discrimination and clarified their relative explanatory power. A total 230 districts has been analyzed from 7 states which have their CSR below national average(914). The spatial dimension of discrimination obtainable above leads to conclusions that sex ratio is more skewed in the most urbanized and economically well off states of north and western region.
Keywords: Child sex ratio (CSR), Sex discrimination, Socio cultural frame
Kalosona Paul, Shrestha Saha. DECLINING CHILD SEX RATIO IN INDIA AND ITS MAJOR CORRELATES International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(11), June, 26-32
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