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Rural Urban Disparity of Literacy in Murshidabad District, WB, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Geography, Ahiran Hemangini Vidyayatan High School, Murshidabad, West Bengal 742223, INDIA
  • 2 Geography, Raghunathganj Girls High School, Murshidabad, West Bengal 742225, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 19-23, July,14 (2015)


The present paper aims to study the rural urban disparity of literacy in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. The research work is based on secondary sources of data collected from the District Census Hand Book (2001) and District Statistical Hand Book (2010 & 2011) of Murshadabad district. Literacy rate has been computed for the population above 6 year and Sopher’s Disparity index (1974) modified by Kundu and Rao (1983) has been employed for measurement of male-female disparity in literacy. Our estimates revels that the total as well as male and female literacy rates are higher in urban area than rural area. The male female disparity in literacy is high rural area than urban area. Male rural urban disparity is lower than female population.


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