International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Spatial variation in sex ratio: A geographical study of Haryana, 2011


Priti Kumari

Sex Ratio is a tool to find out gender equity of the population. Haryana is the most affected state regarding declining and imbalance of sex ratio. The evidences indicate that female birth is as burden on family in many districts of Haryana. Lowest sex ratio is reported by 2011 census in this state. Increasing number of son preference and ignorance of daughters in many districts in Haryana are the responsible factors of declining sex ratio. The main objective of this study is to assess the regional pattern of sex ratio in Haryana. This study shows that people of Haryana always favoured birth of son as compared to the daughter. Haryana has a total population of 25351462, with males 13494734and 11856728 females with sex ratio of 879. According to Census 2011, five districts which have the highest sex ratio are Mewat (907) followed by Fatehabad (902), Rewari (898), Sirsa (897) and Mahendragarh (895). Five districts which have the lowest sex ratio are Gurgaon (854), Sonipat (856), Jhajjar (862), Panipat (864) and Rohtak (867). ARC GIS 9.3 and MS Office software have been used for mapping and statistical analysis respectively. District wise spatial variation in sex ratio has been shown on maps by using choropleth method.
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Priti Kumari. Spatial variation in sex ratio: A geographical study of Haryana, 2011. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 622-624
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