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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 ...

Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
Current PerformanceRankGrade
22C-
IndicatorGrade
Sex RatioC
Health*B-
LiteracyC
Political Participation and RepresentationD+
Decision-makingNo Grade
Employment**E
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Fail.

Lakshadweep
Rate of ChangeRankGrade
16C+
IndicatorGrade
Sex RatioC-
Health*B-
LiteracyB-
Political Participation and RepresentationMarginal Increase
Decision-makingNo Grade
Employment**Marginal Increase
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.

Lakshadweep
Current Performance GradeC-
Current Performance Rank22
Rate of Change GradeC+
Rate of Change Rank17

Lakshadweep's overall gender record is moderate in comparison to other Indian states. The UT ranks at 22 out of 35 and receives a 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 of 5 categories and ...

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