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CORRELATION BETWEEN LITERACY & SEX RATIO IN WEST BENGAL: A GEOGRAPHICALANALYSIS

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Author(s): NASIM AKTAR

Journal: Review of Research
ISSN 2249-894X

Volume: II;
Issue: IV;
Start page: 222;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Education | Literacy | Sex Ratio | Correlation | West Bengal

ABSTRACT
This paper is an attempt to analyze the 'Correlation between Literacy and Sex Ratio in West Bengal'. Education is universally recognized as a major component of human development. As such, certain minimum level of literacy seems to be essential for a population to break out the vicious of poverty. Literacy affected on various attributes of the population such as fertility, mortality, migration and also sex ratio. The knowledge of sex ratio is essential for the understanding the condition of women in society. A decline or low number of female population in the total population is strongly suggestive of the neglect of girl children, sex selective abortions and traditional attitudes of the society. Thus, the analysis of literacy and sex ratio is immense significant. According to 2011 census, the total population of West Bengal is 91,347,736, sex ratio is 947 and the literacy rate is 77.08.
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