Regional disparities of male and female literacy in karnataka2011 census analysis

Mahesha, D. and Shivalingappa, B. N. (2012) Regional disparities of male and female literacy in karnataka2011 census analysis. Asian Journal of Development Matters, 6 (1). pp. 65-72.

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Every country keeps track of the literacy percentage which is expressed for all the men and women of the country and the region they belong. This statistic gives a broad view of the educational accessibility to the people, indicating how much of the population is lacking education and how much of them are advanced in terms of education. Literacy is a reasonably good indicator of development in any society. For the purpose of census, a person aged seven and above, who can both read and write with any understanding in any language, is treated as literate. It can play a vital role in the overall development of a country or a region and the effect of literacy is reflected in quality of people. The literate population grew nearly three fold during the 1961–2011 period, by nearly 45 per cent both India and Karnataka. The literacy rate is not uniform allover Karnataka there is huge disparities in terms of regions and gender and performance in northern Karnataka region is worst. Hence, the present study attempts to examine the disparities of literacy rate in Karnataka using 2001 and 2011 census, simple statistical techniques are used to examine the data and GIS techniques was used for the spatial analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Geography
Depositing User: Kodandarama
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2013 10:23

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