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Dr. Chitra Choudhary

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Dr. Chitra Choudhary
Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Economics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Choudhary, Dr. Chitra. "ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE DIVIDE IN RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1490-1504, Accessed 2018.
Choudhary, D. (2018, April). ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE DIVIDE IN RAJASTHAN. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(4), 1490-1504. Retrieved from
Choudhary, Dr. Chitra. "ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE DIVIDE IN RAJASTHAN." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 4 (April 2018), 1490-1504. Accessed , 2018.

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Health outcomes continue to improve in Rajasthan because of improved social conditions, advancing medical and scientific knowledge, a highly trained professional workforce and massive investment in the health care system. However, these improvements mask a widening gap between the health outcomes of the rural-urban and male-female population. Objectives of the paper are to highlight the relative health status of Rajasthan via India; to address the interdistrict inequity in health indicators and to investigate the rural-urban and male-female differences in child health outcomes. Data is undertaken from secondary sources; National Family Health Survey, District Level Household Survey, Statistical Abstract of Rajasthan and from various years of Sample Registration Survey (SRS). Paired- t test is applied on the child health indicators namely Infant Mortality Rate and Under Five Mortality Rate to gauge the difference between rural & urban areas and male & female health parameters. Regression and coefficient of variation is also applied for the same. An attempt has been also made to reflect the considerable regional variations by employing the tool of ratio. The analysis reveals that the pace of decline is not the same for both (Rural & Urban IMR) which shows that differences in two continue to persist in the state. Annual rate of decline in health outcomes has also found to be lower in Rajasthan than the national averages. Overall the study concedes that the rural-urban and male-female mortality differentials have become smaller to some extent. The study suggests adopting different health policy interventions in accordance with varying contribution of socioeconomic factors on child health, while designing policies and programmes to reach equitable progress towards health outcomes.