Caste Variations in Reproductive Health Status of Women: A Study of Three Eastern States

  title={Caste Variations in Reproductive Health Status of Women: A Study of Three Eastern States},
  author={Papia Raj and Aditya Raj},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  pages={326 - 347}
Based on the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-1 (1992-93) data, this paper analyses the reproductive health status of women across various caste groups in three eastern states of IndiaΒBihar, Orissa and West Bengal. A Reproductive Health Index (RHI) is computed from a series of reproductive health indicators (contraceptive use, birth order, birth interval, antenatal care and skilled assistance at delivery) for the caste groups (based on H.H. Risley’s classification). Multivariate regression… Expand
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