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

Articles By D Jayaraj

AChakravarty-D'Ambrosio View of Multidimensional Deprivation: Some Estimates for India

In assessing multidimensional deprivation, often the only information available to the analyst is the range of deprivation, that is, the number of dimensions in which each individual is deprived. The present paper considers a simple procedure for sensitising both the identification and the aggregation problems to the range of deprivation. It provides an exposition of a class of headcount indices which were earlier investigated as a class of indices of social exclusion by Chakravarty and D'Ambrosio. Additionally, the paper presents a graphical device called the 'D'-curve which serves as a representation of 'binary-valued' multidimensional deprivation, and a measure 'M' based on this curve. Finally, the paper offers estimates of multidimensional deprivation in the Indian context, employing data from the 1991-92 and 2005-06 rounds of the National Family Health Surveys.

Factors Contributing to the Declining Trend in Sex-Differentials in Mortality in India

The disappearance of "excess" female mortality tends to be attributed to a reduction in discrimination against females in the intra-family allocation of resources in access to healthcare and nutrition. The exploratory analysis in this paper suggests that the disappearance of "excess" female mortality in India is attributable to the process of demographic development and not to declines in discrimination in the intra-family allocation of resources.