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

A+| A| A-

Gender-based Crime and Gender Inequality in India

A Subnational Analysis

This study, using health, empowerment and labour market metrics, reviews gender inequality and gender-based crimes in India at the subnational level. The findings show that gender-based crime rates have grown while general crime rates have decreased over the years. Further, the distribution of states by the gender inequality index does not follow a pattern. States with low and high GII show similar average rates for gender-based crimes while moderate GII states show the highest average rates for gender-based crimes. The growth rates for gender-based crimes, however, are lowest for low GII states but continue to be the highest for moderate GII states.

The author is grateful to an anonymous referee and to Annapurna Shaw for valuable suggestions that helped improve the paper. The author also thanks her colleagues (Debarati Basu, Srujana Pinjala, Sankalpa Satapathy and Ambuj Anand) at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta for their insights that helped shape the paper.

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here


To gain instant access to this article (download).

Pay INR 200.00

(Readers in India)

Pay $ 12.00

(Readers outside India)

Back to Top