Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Disparities in literacy with Reference to Gender: A study of inter-districts of Haryana
Author(s): Ritu Singh Meena
Abstract: This article investigates the status of Literacy inequality in Haryana in the context of the Gender. The disparities in education are measured by the inequity in educational attainment of male and female. Government of Haryana has made many efforts in the way of provide constitutional provisions, implemented plans & policies, and investing huge amount from time to time. Various schemes & programmes, level of literacy in all spheres, has improved over the period of time but not as desired level, where rural-urban as well as male-female literacy gap exists at wide level. Numerous affirmative actions were also introduced to enhance the female literacy. However there remains a considerable gap in literacy rate. Female literacy is lower than that of their male counterparts in all districts of Haryana. Haryana is one such state that has shown marked improvement in literacy levels but still plagues from massive inequalities. On the basis of secondary data, this paper is aims to analyze the growth of literacy rate by Inter- Districts, gender and region in Haryana.