BRIEF January 9, 2018

India States Briefs – Gujarat

Gujarat has made significant progress in reducing poverty, supported by high growth and low consumption inequality. Despite this, some pockets continue to face high levels of poverty. Read Gujarat - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.



Gujarat is one of the few states where the share of salaried jobs has increased. However, the pace of job creation is slow and half the workforce is still on the farm. Read Gujarat - Jobs  brief.

Women in Gujarat have recorded mixed progress. While there has been improvement in schooling and maternal health, the child sex ratio in the state is among the lowest in India. What’s more, women have withdrawn from the labor force in large numbers. Read Gujarat – Gender brief.

Social groups in Gujarat display striking differences in schooling, jobs and health outcomes. The state’s Scheduled Tribes stand out for their slow pace of poverty reduction and limited access to basic services. Read Gujarat - Social Inclusion brief.

Health and education outcomes in Gujarat have been improving, but progress is slow. There is room for improvement in nutrition, sanitation and secondary school completion. Read Gujarat - Health and Education brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Gujarat - Indicators at a GlanceReaders who are keen to further understand all the indicators selected for this exposition may refer to the Technical Appendix.

To know more about other states read India States Briefs