BRIEF January 18, 2018

India States Briefs – Karnataka

Karnataka has seen a steady decline in poverty since 1994. But, one-fifth of the state’s population is still poor, growth is modest and consumption inequality is among the highest in the country. Read Karnataka - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.




Karnataka is one of the few states where the share of salaried jobs has increased. However, the pace of job creation is among the slowest in the country and half the workforce is still on the farm. Read Karnataka – Jobs brief.

Women in Karnataka have recorded mixed progress. There is improvement in schooling and maternal health. However, rural women lag behind their urban counterparts in schooling and many of them have withdrawn from the labor force. Read Karnataka – Gender brief.

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

Health and education outcomes in Karnataka have been improving, but progress is slow. There is room for improvement in nutrition and sanitation, as well as in learning in schools. Read Karnataka - Health and Education brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Karnataka - 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