TITLE

DECLINING TREND OF CHILD SEX RATIO IN AHMEDNAGAR DISTRICT (MAHARASHTRA): A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS

AUTHOR(S)
PAWAR, S. N.
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Indian Streams Research Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Sex is an easily identifiable characteristic of an individual. Sex composition is one of the most significant aspects of population. Trewartha (1953) remarked that the proportion of the two sexes is fundamental to the geographic analysis of an area. Sex composition of the population refers to the balance between male and female in any population. The sex ratio of the total population in India is defined as the number of females per 1000 males. It also focuses on the status of women in the society. Franklin (1956) denotes that sex ratio was an index of economy prevailing in an area and was useful tool for regional analysis. In the present paper an attempt has been made to comparative study of the trend of sex ratio in general and specific (0-6 age) from National to District level and to analyze the changes in child sex ratio (0-6 years) from 1991 to 2011 in the study region. For the proposed study tahsil has been taken as a basic unit of investigation. The period selected for the present study is two decade (1991-2011).The proposed study is entirely based on secondary data. In study region overall sex ratio is 934 while child sex ratio is 839 girls per thousand boys in 2011 Census. Present study reveals in study region very serious problem of rapidly decrease in sex ratio in general as well as in the age of 0-6 years. It is also interesting to note that the trend of rural sex ratio is declining rapidly than the urban area whereas increasing in urban area in last decade.
ACCESSION #
87978623

 

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