Gender Differentials in Infant Mortality
The gender differences in Infant mortality is considered as an important variable to bring to notice all such districts which exhibit the high female Infant mortality in comparison to the IMR among males. This reflects the various socio-cultural biases operating in the care and nurturance of girls’ right from infancy. The infant mortality rates and death rates among female children are much higher in Uttar Pradesh than at the national level, showing poorer health status of female children. Gender differentials in mortality are similar wider in this region and are evident right from the post neonatal stage onwards. So far researchers have focused research on infant mortality and gender differentials in mortality at the national and state levels, but, very little research work has been done in this field at district level particularly in Uttar Pradesh. Hence, this book is expected to fill this lacuna. Such a micro-level study will be helpful in knowing the extent of inter-district disparities in IMR across the districts of Uttar Pradesh. This book will help to identify the factors related to slow decline in IMR and sex discrimination in IMR.The collection of District-wise secondary data on a large number of related variable and its detailed statistical analysis will help in identifying the legging district where special policy interventions are needed.
Achala Srivastava, did her post graduation in Economics from Kumaun University Nainital, She did her Ph.D from GIDS under ICSSR doctoral Fellowship. Later she has been also awarded ICSSR General Fellowship during 2008-2010.Presently she is working as ICSSR Post Doctoral Fellow at the GIDS, Aliganj Lucknow. She has wide experience of research. She has been engaged in research in economics for over one and a half decades and has specialized in the area of regional disparity, demographic issues and women and gender issues. She has published many articles in different journals and edited books. She has one book to her credit.
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