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NTA NET Population Studies December 2019 Questions and Answers Part 6

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Q80. Given below are two statements – one is labelled as Assertation (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):

Assertation (A): Urban areas usually have lower TFR than rural areas.

Reason (R): Access to contraceptive services in rural areas is low as compared to urban areas.

In the light of the above two statements choose the correct one:

1) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the only explanation of (A)

2) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A)

3) (A) is false but (R) is true

4) (R) is false but (A) is true

Q81. Which of the following sets of data are required to compute a life table?

a) Radix and age specific death rate

b) Age specific death rate

c) Age specific deaths

d) Radix

Q82. By which two of the following techniques, age data may be analyzed?

i) Index of relative difference

ii) Index of dissimilarities

iii) Gini concentration ratio

iv) Lorenz curve

Choose the correct option:

1) (i) and (iii)

2) (i) and (iv)

3) (i) and (ii)

4) (ii) and (iv)

Q83. Which among the following states in India has the highest number of districts as per 2011 census?

a) Bihar

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Maharashtra

d) Tamil Nadu

Q84. Which among the following are related to Demographic Transition?

i) Fertility decline

ii) Mortality decline

iii) Urbanization

iv) Change in sex ratio

Choose the correct option:

1) Only (i), (ii), and (iii) are correct

2) Only (i), (ii), and (iv) are correct

3) Only (ii), (iii), and (iv) are correct

4) Only (i), (iii), and (iv) are correct

Q85. Which one of the following statements is not correct about women’s economic empowerment?

a) Access to and control over productive resources

b) Abolishing dowry system

c) Access to decent work

d) Participation in economic decision making

Q86. Given below are two statements – one is labelled as Assertation (A) and the other is labelled as Reason (R):

Assertation (A): High rate of immigration in European countries is changing their ethnic composition.

Reason (R): Getting citizenship through naturalization is easier in Europe.

In the light of the above two statements choose the correct one:

1) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not correct explanation of (A)

2) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A)

3) (A) is false but (R) is true

4) (R) is false but (A) is true

Q87. The sex structure of any population is determined by the past trend of –

(i) Sex ratio at birth

(ii) Sex selective migration

(iii) Sex differential in mortality

(iv) All of the above

Select most appropriate option:

1) Only (i)

2) Only (iii)

3) (a) and (ii) only

4) All (i), (ii) and (iii)

Q88. Match the sources of the data given in List-I with the information given in List-II.

Match the sources of the data given in List-I with the information given in List-II

List-I

List-II

i) Census of India

a) Consumer expenditure

ii) National Sample Survey

b) Birth and death

iii) Sample Registration System

c) Reproductive health

iv) National Family Health Survey

d) Total Population

Choose the correct option:

1) i-d, ii-a, iii-b, iv-c

2) i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b

3) i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

4) i-a, ii-c, iii-d, iv-b

Q89. Arrange the following four indicators of fertility according to their degree of refinements, low to high:

(a) Total Marital Fertility Rate (TMFR)

(b) General Fertility Rate (GFR)

(c) Total Fertility Rate (TFR)

(d) Crude Birth Rate (CBR)

Choose the correct option:

1) CBR, TFR, GFR, TMFR

2) CBR, GFR, TMFR, TFR

3) GFR, CBR, TMFR, TFR

4) CBR, GFR, TFR, TMFR

Q90. According to SRS 2019, what is the estimated sex ratio at birth for the period 2015-17 (3 years) in rural India?

a) 890

b) 898

c) 961

d) 988

Start Passage:

Read the following paragraph carefully and answer questions which follow.

Different terms such as women’s ‘status’ women’s ‘autonomy’ women’s ‘empowerment’, ‘bargaining power’ and ‘agency’ are often used to indicate the position of women in society. Most often, these terms refer to women’s position in relation to men and to some aspect of gender inequality. They are based on the idea that there is gender inequality in the society, thereby resulting in an overall lower status or position of women.

Considering the literacy level among Indian states, a wide range of variations have been observed. There has been a significant increase in the literacy rate in all states between 2001 and 2011, bringing down the gap between the states. However, a large gap still remains with the female literacy rate based on 2011 census. The state with the highest gender gap in literacy rates is Madhya Pradesh (20.5% points) and the state with the lowest gender gap is Kerala (4% points). In terms of the overall literacy rate in the state, Madhya Pradesh is better than five other states (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh), indicating that female literacy has been particularly ignored in Madhya Pradesh. Incidentally, Madhya Pradesh is also the worst performing state in terms of some indicators of health outcomes such as Child Mortality Rate, IMR and child malnutrition. Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab and Kerala are among the top performing states in terms of most health outcome indicators.

It is further noticed that there is a clear relation between female literacy, IMR and U5MR. States with high female literacy are more likely to have lower IMR. Moreover, the correlation between female literacy and lower IMR is higher than what was seen in the case of the relation between IMR and indicators of economic well-being such as per capita income or poverty ratios.

Source: Sinha, Dipa (2016), Women, Health and Public services in India, Routledge India.

Q91. In which of the following context the word women’s ‘agency’ is used?

a) Women’s ability to make choice

b) Women’s right to property

c) Women’s sufficient representation in policy

d) Women’s sufficient representation in politics