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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 ...

Bihar
Bihar
Bihar Current PerformanceRankGrade
33D
IndicatorGrade
Sex RatioC-
Health*D-
LiteracyE
Political Participation and RepresentationC-
Decision-makingD
Employment**C
Crimes Against Women***No Grade

Note: Pass grade: C; Result: Fail.

Bihar Rate of ChangeRankGrade
2B-
IndicatorGrade
Sex RatioMarginal Increase
Health*B-
LiteracyExcellent
Political Participation and RepresentationMarginal Increase
Decision-makingC+
Employment**D+
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.

Bihar
Current Performance GradeD
Current Performance Rank33
Rate of Change GradeB-
Rate of Change Rank2

Bihar's overall gender record is poor in comparison to other Indian states. The state ranks at 33 out of 35 and receives a Fail grade of D on its current performance and a Pass grade B- on its rate of change, because it performs above or at par with Indian and world averages (where available) on merely 1 out ...

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