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Being a woman in India: Survey reveals startling details of the status of women in society

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A recent survey conducted by National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) revealed startling facts about the manner in which the country treats its women.
  • Being a woman in India: Survey reveals startling details of the status of women in society
    Being a woman in India: Survey reveals startling details of the status of women in society
    New Delhi: A society is defined by the way it treats women members of the society. India is not one of the favourites countries when it comes to gauging the status of women in the society. Large number of cases involving rape, dowry deaths, physical abuse and harassment further consolidates the below mentioned facts.
    A recent survey conducted by National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) revealed startling facts about the manner in which the country treats its women.
    Let's take a look at these facts-
    Four out of ten women have no say in the marriage.
    Eight out of ten need permission to visit doctor.
    Six out of ten are required to cover their head.
    Average Indian gets Rs. 30,000 in dowry, despite it being banned under the Indian law.
    Dowry was prevalent amongst high class Hindus and lowest amongst Muslims.
    48% of women over 25 were married before the prescribed age of 18.
    Practice of marrying cousin and relatives was found to be common in South India. Twenty percent people in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka married their relatives.
    Only 18 percent women knew their husband before the marriage.
    Less than 20 percent had their names on the house's papers.
    Over half of all women said it was common for women in their community to be beaten if they went out without permission.
    Kerala and Delhi had the most expensive weddings.
    The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) survey was conducted by National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER). The IHDS was the second biggest survey after National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO).
    The survey covered 42,000 households.
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