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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 ...

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and nicobar islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Current PerformanceRankGrade
Sex RatioC-
Political Participation and RepresentationD
Decision-makingNo Grade
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Pass.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rate of ChangeRankGrade
Sex RatioC+
Political Participation and RepresentationD
Decision-makingNo Grade
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Notes: Pass grade: C; Result: Fail.

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

** Wages gaps use flipped grading scale.

*** Not graded due to unreliable data.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Current Performance GradeC
Current Performance Rank10
Rate of Change GradeD+
Rate of Change Rank35

Given the patchy data on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, we debated whether to rank and grade the UT, but decided to do so with this opening rider. Overall the Islands do well on gender performance, ranking at 10th among Indian states and union ...

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