Regional inequalities among different sections in female literacy in Rajasthan
Author Name : Annu
ABSTRACT: The present paper examines the extent of inter-district inequality/disparity in female education in Rajasthan in 2011. Rajasthan recorded the lowest female literacy in 2011 census. The disparity/inequality in literacy rate is estimated by using Modified Sopher’s disparity index. The empirical findings by and large support the hypothesis that (1) the inequality in literacy persists between SC, ST and General population; (2) the inter-district variation in literacy rates is found to be higher in ST followed by SC and General population in both rural and urban areas.