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Declining Child Sex Ratio of India: A State Wise Profililing

Sreeja Gangadharan P

DIP: 18.02.002/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103002

Received: May 11, 2016; Revision Received: August 02, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016


The study hypothesis that improvements in female literacy rate and labour participation rate helps to bring changes in the overall attitude of the society toward women and girl child and there by helps to reduce female infant mortality and sex selective abortions. The study analyses female literacy rate and labour participation rate of various states and the corresponding Child Sex ratio. The study found that improvements in the female literacy rate had not adequately reflected in the female labour participation rate. Even those states having a commendable improvement in both the parameters failed to reflect an adequate improvement in the CSR. The study concludes that mere improvements in female literacy rate and labour participation rate, wouldn’t improve the status of women unless it is supplemented by targeted social and economic empowerment. Analysing CSR from a multidimensional perspective, this paper argues how and why gender sensitisation and women empowerment should be brought into the policy circle to tackle this menace via transforming the life of the women and thus the society.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Sreeja Gangadharan P @ meera.gang@yahoo.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.002/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103002

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Volume 01, Issue 3, July - September, 2016

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