India States Briefs – Uttar Pradesh

May 31, 2016

Uttar Pradesh is home to the largest number of poor in India. Despite improvement in the recent decade, the state has experienced slower growth and poverty reduction than the rest of the country. Consumption inequality, on the other hand, has increased slightly in urban areas. Read Uttar Pradesh - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.

One in every two workers in Uttar Pradesh is on the farm. While job creation in the state has been among the highest in the country, there continues to be a deficit of salaried jobs and fewer women in the state are working today. Read Uttar Pradesh - Jobs brief.

Uttar Pradesh has made progress in the areas of health and education, but much more remains to be done in the areas of infant mortality, nutrition and sanitation. Read Uttar Pradesh - Health and Education brief.

There has been uneven progress across social groups in Uttar Pradesh. In particular, poverty reduction has been slower for the Scheduled Castes. There are striking differences in schooling, jobs and health outcomes across social groups in the state. Read Uttar Pradesh - Social Inclusion brief.

Women in Uttar Pradesh have seen mixed progress. Maternal health and schooling have improved. The child sex ratio is however declining. Moreover, many women have withdrawn from the labor force. Read Uttar Pradesh – Gender brief.

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

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