Spatial Analysis of Female Literacy in Religious Minorities of Uttar Pradesh, India
Int. J. Exp. Res. Rev., Vol. 8: 39-45 (2016)
Author: Dr. G. L. Srivastava, Dr. Antara Maity and Dr. Mamta Srivastava
Abstract: This study is related to the district-wise spatial analysis of female literacy in religious minorities of Uttar Pradesh. Analysis is based on district level secondary data obtained from the census of India (census report of 2001). The study reveals that during 2001 female literacy in Jains is (67.2%) followed by Sikhs (51.9%), Christians (50.4%), Buddhists (34.9%) and Muslims (31.7%). In Jains, male-female literacy difference is only 8%, whereas in others minorities this difference is high and in Buddhists it is very high. For example male-female difference in Buddhists is very high (24.2%) followed by others minorities (20.9%), Muslims (17.1%), Sikhs (15.6%), Christians (12%).In majority (Hindus) this difference is 14.2% which is lower than the Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs and other minorities.
Key words: Female literacy, Religious minorities, Education, Economic status, Sex difference.
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