Disparities and Inequalities - Assessing Indian Children & Women's Position with Respect to Some of MDGs

Jariwala V.S.(2014), "Disparities and Inequalities - Assessing Indian Children and Women’s Position with Respect to Some of MDGs", Horizons of Holistic Education, pp. 57-75, Vol.1

26 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2017

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Vijay Jariwala

Sardar Patel University - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 14, 2014

Abstract

The present paper is the analysis of situation on children and women in India in terms of 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 program 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. The analysis would be incomplete without paying attention to the disparities that exist between and within states, and the inequalities that persist among different subgroups of the population, especially women and girls, Scheduled Castes and Tribes. The MDGs rest on education as the major tool to bring gender equality. The widespread donor assumption that gender disparities would diminish as enrollments increased has had to be revisited.

Keywords: Children, Women, Millennium Development Goals, Disparities, Inequalities

JEL Classification: O1, O15

Suggested Citation

Jariwala, Vijay Sureshchandra, Disparities and Inequalities - Assessing Indian Children & Women's Position with Respect to Some of MDGs (August 14, 2014). Jariwala V.S.(2014), "Disparities and Inequalities - Assessing Indian Children and Women’s Position with Respect to Some of MDGs", Horizons of Holistic Education, pp. 57-75, Vol.1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3073489

Vijay Sureshchandra Jariwala (Contact Author)

Sardar Patel University - Department of Economics ( email )

V V Nagar
Anand, Gujarat 388120
India

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