India States Briefs – Jharkhand

May 31, 2016

Jharkhand has seen a sharp decline in poverty in the past decade. Despite this, poverty in the state is among the highest in the country. Growth has not been very high and consumption inequality has not moved much.  Read Jharkhand - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.

Even though half of Jharkhand’s population is still on the farm, people are increasingly moving into other kinds of work. The share of workers with salaried jobs is the lowest in the country. Unlike in other Low-Income states, job growth has been slow in recent years. Read Jharkhand – Jobs brief.

Health and education outcomes in Jharkhand have been improving, but progress is slow. The state has much ground to cover in the areas of infant mortality, nutrition and sanitation. Read Jharkhand - Health and Education brief.

There are striking differences across social groups in Jharkhand. The Scheduled Tribes stand out for chronic poverty. Apart from households that belong to the General category, there is poor access to basic services for most households in Jharkhand compared to the rest of the country. Read Jharkhand - Social Inclusion brief.

Gender gaps remain high in Jharkhand. While there has been improvement in schooling and maternal health, the child sex ratio in the state is declining and many women have dropped out of the labor force. Read Jharkhand – Gender brief.

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

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