Assessing Indian Children & Women's Position with Respect to Disparities and Inequalities - A Goal Post from MDGs to SDGs

20 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2016 Last revised: 12 Nov 2017

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Vijay Jariwala

Sardar Patel University - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 10, 2016

Abstract

The present paper is the analysis of situation of children and women in India in terms the disparities that persist among states and different sub-groups of population. This is important and essential for better targeting in terms of improved and pragmatic programme focus. It deals with three key indicators - Child Mortality especially Girl Child Mortality, Maternal Mortality and Girl Child Education as many of the other indicators link to these in the cause and effect chain to assess inequalities. Given India’s entrenched social hierarchy and complex cultural diversity, it is important to evaluate group-specific performance in assessing the achievements in MDGs and gaps prevail to cope of with SDGs. The MDGs then and now SDGs rest on education as the major tool to bring about gender equality. The widespread donor assumption that gender disparities would diminish as enrolments increased has had to be revisited in the present context of SDGs.

Keywords: Children, Women, Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals

JEL Classification: E22, E24, O11, O22

Suggested Citation

Jariwala, Vijay Sureshchandra, Assessing Indian Children & Women's Position with Respect to Disparities and Inequalities - A Goal Post from MDGs to SDGs (December 10, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2889169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2889169

Vijay Sureshchandra Jariwala (Contact Author)

Sardar Patel University - Department of Economics ( email )

V V Nagar
Anand, Gujarat 388120
India

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