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WOMEN’S STATUS IN GUJARAT AND MAHARASHTRA: EVIDENCE FROM NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY

By Shailendra Singh Rana

India is viewed as a nation where gender discrimination is rampant. This article is an attempt to compare the women’s status in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra which are among the top five states in terms of GSDP. Relative analysis has been done by examining the NFHS figures on sex ratio, literacy, early marriages, health, women’s empowerment, and gender-based violence.
Keywords: Education, Gender, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Women
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