UN Reports that Mortality rate of Indian girls below five years is higher than the boys [ Current Affairs ]


What is Mortality Rate? Mortality rate is also called as death rate. It is measured by the number of deaths in a specific population which is scaled of size of that population, per unit of time.

About the UN reports of Mortality rate:

  • United Nations reports that mortality rate of Indian girls below five years age is higher than the boys.

About the higher population of men:

  • Men are being more than women in southern Asia, eastern Asia, Oceania and western Asia.
  • India is comes under the number of countries which have largest additional population of men of five years sex ratio.
  • Many of girls dying before the age of five are relatively higher compared to the boys in India.
  • Thus, higher mortality rate of girls is closely connected to a general partiality for sons.
  • Parent invests in special treatment for boys in terms of diet, access to health treatment, inoculations and parental care for boys is main reason for less under - five sex ratio of girls.
  • In India, sex - selective abortions have been strictly banned since 1996 by enacting stringent laws.
  • Because of this ban there has been little effect on the sex ratio of birth.
  • Women’s participation in the labour force has dropped from 35 to 27 percent in India between 1995 and 2013.
  • Child marriage is common in south Asia and sub - Saharan Africa.

- Published on: October 23, 2015