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


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/Last Modified on: October 23, 2015