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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Child Sex Ratio In The North Eastern Region Of India: A State-Wise Comparison

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Nilutpal Chutia



Child sex ratio, Infant death, Sex ratio at birth, Son preference, Tribal population, Rural urban differentials



This paper examines the trends and differentials of child sex ratio (CSR) in the eight North Eastern states of India by using secondary data. It is observed that all the North Eastern (NE) states hold a better position regarding CSR as compared to the national level. But, the major issue of concern is that CSR is declining during 1991-2011 in the NE states, except Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram where a ‘U’ shaped trend of CSR is observed. The paper also examines differentials of CSR among the NE states by residence, tribe and religion. Another observation is that CSR is positively correlated with Sex ratio at birth; and negatively with sex ratio among the infant deaths are negatively correlated, in the NE states.



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