ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Recent Trends in Indian GDP and Its Components: An Exploratory Analysis

There has been some discussion about when India's growth began to slow down - did the deceleration occur before or after the onset of the global crisis? This article subjects quarterly GDP estimates to a statistical analysis to identify the break point in growth. It also illustrates the possibilities of examining break points in a trend in an interactive manner.

Crimes against Women in India

Data on crime in India are published annually by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These are compiled from records of police stations all over the country and refer to reported and registered crime. For recent years the data cover crimes against women in some detail, disaggregated to the district level. Reporting of crime tends to be incomplete; so the data are prima facie suspect. Nevertheless, they may be useful in studying regional variations, considering that underreporting is a universal feature. Social scientists have neglected the study of crime despite its increasing presence in our daily lives. This paper is an attempt to see what official, published data reveal, whether there are clear-cut regional patterns and if so whether they can lead to meaningful hypotheses for future work.
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