BRIEF January 31, 2018

India States Briefs – Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is among India’s fastest growing states and displays low levels of poverty. Despite this, parts of the state are poor, and consumption inequality is high. Read Tamil Nadu - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.



People in Tamil Nadu are moving away from farm jobs. Since 2005, job creation has been modest and most new jobs are in construction. Read Tamil Nadu - Jobs brief.

Women in Tamil Nadu record mixed progress. While maternal health and schooling have improved, female labor force participation is declining. Read Tamil Nadu – Gender brief.

Progress has been uneven among the state’s social groups. The Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes record higher levels of poverty than others. They also lag others in schooling and access to basic amenities. Read Tamil Nadu - Social Inclusion brief.

Health and education outcomes have improved in Tamil Nadu, but progress is slow. Infant mortality and malnutrition are lower than in other states. However, open defecation is high and children’s learning levels are below the national average. Read Tamil Nadu - Health and Education brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Tamil Nadu - Indicators at a Glance. Readers 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.