What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India

News: The release of the NFHS data and the NITI Aayog’s study on developing a multidimensional index of poverty (MPI) has led to a considerable amount of discussion. In recent articles, experts have pointed out the existence of regional inequality in development, using many statistics in support of their argument. However, a detailed examination (by… Continue reading What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India

‘More women than men’ an overestimate, say experts; demand further evidence

News: The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data shows that there are 1,020 women for every 1,000 men in India. But experts question the validity of data. Must read: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise What are the expert’s opinions? Firstly, the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), an autonomous organisation of the… Continue reading ‘More women than men’ an overestimate, say experts; demand further evidence

What the latest NFHS data says about the New Welfarism

News: Recently released National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) shows remarkable improvement in New Welfarism. Must read: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise What is New Welfarism? According to the authors, New Welfarism does not prioritise the supply of public goods such as basic health and primary education as governments have done around the world historically. Instead,… Continue reading What the latest NFHS data says about the New Welfarism

Should the state stop focusing on population control?

News: Recent NFHS-5 data revealed that India’s Total Fertility Rate has declined to 2 from 2.2 of NFHS-4. Read here: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise What factors have helped India bring down the Total Fertility Rate? Women and their aspirations to plan and manage families have helped reduce the TFR. NFHS-4 pointed that women,… Continue reading Should the state stop focusing on population control?