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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 ...

Puducherry
Puducherry
Puducherry
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.

PuducherryRankGrade
Rate of Change34C-
IndicatorGrade
Sex RatioC+
Health*D-
LiteracyB-
Political Participation and RepresentationC+
Decision-makingNo Grade
Employment**E+
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

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

** Wages gaps use flipped grading scale.

*** Not graded due to unreliable data.

Puducherry
Current Performance GradeC-
Current Performance Rank22
Rate of Change GradeC-
Rate of Change Rank34

Puducherry's overall gender record is moderate in comparison to other Indian states. The state ranks at 22 out of 35 and receives a grade of C- on its current performance as well as on its rate of change, because it performs above or at par with Indian and world averages (where available) on 2 out of 5 categories and 10 out of 20 indicators (see scorecard ...

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