Gender wise status in Jammu and Kashmir with special reference to education and economical activities: an overview

  • Ajay K. Salgotra Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal- 246174
  • Kumari Roma
Keywords: Gender inequality, Literacy rate, Gender wise Work Participation.


According to various surveys, reports and census, gender wise status is clearly a matter of concern. If taking about education as a starting point, literacy gap between males and females is 27 % according to 2011 census. It clearly predicted that the perception of the society towards female education. No doubt the literacy rate of education of females has increased from 15.88% to 49.12% (census 1981 to 2011); it also reflects that gender gap has also been increased from 20.41 to 27.63. The main concern of this paper is to explore the gender wise status of males and females in state of J&K in field of education and economical activities. The various secondary data used in this paper is taken from census of India 2011. A most evident reflection of gender inequality can be seen in the decline rate in sex ratio, be at the national and J&K state. Though this paper efforts have been made to suggest some valuable suggestions.


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