• Dr. Richa Singhal


Female literacy is essential to empower the Indian woman in her every day endeavor in dealing with multiple divestiture on the basis of class, caste and gender. Literacy in India is requisite means for effective social and economic participation, contributing to human evolution and poverty cutback. Determinants of female literacy will vary from country to country, continent to continent, developed countries to developing countries and even within a country or state; it varies depending on the socioeconomic, demographic factors. Women constitute an integral part of society and actively participate in the socio- economic development of a country. The status of women in India has been subject to many changes over the past few decades.In most of the earlier studies undertaken in India, it has been observed that gender disparities in the society cannot merely be explained in terms of their productivity, health, schooling or unequal pay for work of equal importance. In spite of the fact that in the Constitution of India women were given equal status, its status is regarded as backward. In various studies the low status of female population in Rajasthan is discussed where the reasons for the backwardness of the female population are both cultural and economic. The study aimed to determine the relationship of female literacy rate with the correlation of their mortality rate, life expectancy rate, fertility rate along with their birth and death rate in Rajasthan especially in rural areas, their schooling, health condition, awareness, and medical facilities.

How to Cite
Dr. Richa Singhal. (2020). FEMALE LITERACY AND HEALTH: AN INDICATOR OF DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(5s), 1022 - 1033. Retrieved from http://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/7861