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Gender Related Educational Development Index (GEDI) of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 41-47, March,14 (2015)


Literacy is an indispensable means to acquire skills for improving socio-economic development of well being. The present research paper is Gender Related Education Development Index of Kolkata Municipal Corporation which studies the gender disparity in literacy level in Kolkata Municipal Corporation. For this analysis GEDI or gender development index has been used. On the basis of GEDI value spatial and temporal analysis has done. Here census data of 2001 and 2011 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation have used for this analysis. In Kolkata Municipal Corporation there is a minimum change in GEDI value (2001 to 2011). In 2001 GEDI value was 0.75 and in 2011 it was 0.80 which shows the value is near to 1. It reflects a maximum achievement with perfect gender equality. The percentage of GEDI value changes is 6.67% which is low. The main objective of this study is to measure the gender differences in respect of education with the help of Gender Related Education Development Index at ward level of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.


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