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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 ...

West Bengal
West bengal
West Bengal Current PerformanceRankGrade
Sex RatioC
Political Participation and RepresentationA
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Pass.

West Bengal Rate of ChangeRankGrade
Sex RatioC+
Political Participation and RepresentationC+
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Notes: Pass grade: C; Result: Pass.

* Flipped grading scale: The greater the value the worse the condition.

** Wages gaps use flipped grading scale.

*** Not graded due to unreliable data.

West Bengal
Current Performance GradeC
Current Performance Rank7
Rate of Change GradeC+
Rate of Change Rank16

West Bengal's overall gender record fares better than most other Indian states. The state ranks at 7 out of 35 and receives a Pass grade of C on its current performance and a C+ on its rate of change, because it performs above or at par with Indian and world averages (where available) on 3 out ...

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