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A Gender Atlas of India
With Scorecard



© 2018 | 672 pages | SAGE India

A Gender Atlas of India is a seminal body of work which comprehensively maps and grades India’s performance from 2001 to 2016 on issues of concern for women. Taking into account 8 overall indicators and 28 sub-indicators, it looks at how India is performing on various aspects, including sex ratio, women’s education, employment, health, political participation and representation; and prevention of crimes against women. Unlike previous attempts, this book examines the change in India’s performance over a 15-year period, compares the situation of women in India to that in its neighborhood and internationally, and rates each Indian state and union territory individually. The findings in this book are both provocative and incentivizing for policymakers—they show that where the central and state governments share concerns India’s performance on gender has improved, but where they diverge women’s condition has deteriorated even further.

With data from a range of government and independent institutions, the Census of India, Family Health Surveys, UN Statistics, World Bank data, and NGO and industry surveys, this book is an essential reference for policymakers, government departments, libraries, and individuals.

 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
I THE ALL-INDIA SCORECARD
 
II INDICATORS
 
Sex Ratio: Arresting the Decline Scorecards 1–1.1
 
The Health of India’s Women Scorecards 2–2.1
 
Education: Progress at the Base Scorecards 3–3.1
 
Women in Politics Scorecards 4–4.1
 
Access to Decision-Making Scorecards 5–5.1
 
Women at Work Scorecards 6–6.1
 
Crimes Against Women Scorecards 7–7.1
 
III STATES AND UNION TERRITORIES
 
Chandigarh
 
Manipur
 
Mizoram
 
Sikkim
 
Goa
 
Tamil Nadu
 
Delhi
 
Punjab
 
West Bengal
 
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
 
Tripura
 
Uttarakhand
 
Gujarat
 
Kerala
 
Nagaland
 
Assam
 
Maharashtra
 
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
 
Daman and Diu
 
Haryana
 
Odisha
 
Lakshadweep
 
Puducherry
 
Chhattisgarh
 
Meghalaya
 
Arunachal Pradesh
 
Rajasthan
 
Jammu and Kashmir
 
Himachal Pradesh
 
Karnataka
 
Madhya Pradesh
 
Andhra Pradesh
 
Bihar
 
Uttar Pradesh
 
Jharkhand
 
Index

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Radha Kumar

Radha Kumar is a specialist on gender, conflict, and public policy. A former Director General of the Delhi Policy Group, she was part of the Government’s Group of Interlocutors for Jammu and Kashmir in 2010–11, headed the Mandela Center for Peace at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, and was Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Her books include Peacemaking in Deeply Divided Societies (SAGE, 2009), Making Peace with Partition (2006), Bosnia in the Annals of Partition (1997), and A History of Doing: Women’s Movements in India (1993). She has also co-authored, with Amitabh Kundu and Tanweer Fazal,... More About Author

Marcel Korff

Marcel Korff is presently with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. After completing his MSc in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), he worked as a Research Associate with the Delhi Policy Group, with a close focus on gender equality and India– European Union political cooperation. Marcel has written on issues of distributive justice and multinational defense strategy harmonization. More About Author

Karthika Sudhir

Karthika Sudhir is an LLB (Hons) and a Master in International Relations graduate. Following a six-month internship with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in the International Law Program, Karthika joined the Delhi Policy Group as a Research Associate with a focus on governance, gender, and minorities. Here, she worked closely on the Gender Atlas and assisted in fieldwork for a United Nations Development Program–funded project related to religious minorities and rural development. Karthika is currently working on regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering for an electronic money institution based in the... More About Author

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