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Title:
SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE IN THE KHASI MATRIARCHAL POPULATION OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA

Authors:
Varsha Singh, Benrithung Murry

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1Varsha Singh, 2Benrithung Murry
1. Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India
2. Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India

MLA 8
Singh, Varsha, and Benrithung Murry. "SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE IN THE KHASI MATRIARCHAL POPULATION OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4286-4295, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=326. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Singh, V., & Murry, B. (2019, June). SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE IN THE KHASI MATRIARCHAL POPULATION OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4286-4295. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=326
Chicago
Singh, Varsha, and Benrithung Murry. "SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE IN THE KHASI MATRIARCHAL POPULATION OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4286-4295. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=326.

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Abstract:
This paper focused on demographic profile of Khasi population of Meghalaya, India. Data was collected from 527 households in Khleihshnong Sohra village in 2018. The sex-ratio (1027.97) and female literacy level (92.96%) were found to be higher than the national averages. Matrilineal impact on population structure is found to be remarkable in various demographic attributes. The Workforce Participation Rate (WFPR) was found to be 49.87 where males contribute 69.21% and females 38.70%. No statistical significance was observed in educational attainments between sexes but occupational status between males and females is found to be statistically significant. It is seen that decision making in Khasi is largely controlled by the womenfolk with the authority being passed on from the mother to the daughters. Two types of headships were observed. Chi square analyses shows a clear influence of the type of headship on educational standards and occupational categories between the sexes.