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Gender Disparities in Haryana: Extents and Spatial Patterns

Narayan, Laxmi (2015): Gender Disparities in Haryana: Extents and Spatial Patterns. Published in: GLIMPSES , Vol. 02, No. 04 (June 2015): pp. 184-198.

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Abstract

The paper analyses and describes the extent of gender disparities in Haryana, particularly in respect of sex ratio, literacy and participation in economic activities. Significant gender disparities were evidenced by sex ratio, literacy rate and women participation rate. The paper found that districts having lower gender gap in literacy were able to increase sex ratio more than the districts having higher gender gap in literacy. This is also corroborated by negative correlation coefficient between the two. High level of gender gap were found in female WPR. A negative and high degree of correlation between gender gap in literacy and gender gap in WPR indicates that high gender gap in literacy is associated with lower gender gap in WPR and vice-versa. The existence of spatial patterns in gender disparities hints at the foreplay of social, cultural and geographical factors on gender disparities rather than administration efforts.

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