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Gender Inequality in Terms of Health and Nutrition: Evidence from National Family Health Survey-3
Authors: Abhay Tiwari
Source: Pacific Business Review International, 5(12):24
Topic(s): Gender
Country: Asia
Published: JUN 2013
Abstract: Gender inequality is one of the major problems faced by the human society. It refers to unequal and biased treatment towards female. Fortunately, over a period of time, things have slowly changed. However, this is still a very serious and widespread problem in society. National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3) was released recently by the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). The report provides information on health and nutrition for both children and adults. In this paper an attempt has been made to analyze the gender inequality on the basis of gender parity index with respect of health and nutrition. The findings show a significant gender bias against female (both children and adults) in most states of India. Gender Inequality in Terms of Health and... (PDF Download Available). Available from: [accessed Apr 20 2018].