Status of Human Development in Maharashtra: A District Level Analysis

  • Nitin Mundhe Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Sir Parashurambhau College (A), Pune, Maharashtra, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3627-2943
  • Dhondiram Pawar Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sir Parashurambhau College (A), Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Priyanka Rokade Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Maharashtra Education Society's Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Keywords: Development, Education, Health, Human Development Index, Life Expectancy, Literacy, Standard of Living

Abstract

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a relative measure of the country’s life expectancy, literacy, education, and living standards. It is a standard measure of wellbeing, especially of child welfare. The present study is an attempt to bring out the inter-district disparities in terms of human development in Maharashtra, applying the human development index method based on the optimal combination of selected human development indicators. Furthermore, to compare the levels of human development between the different districts through choropleth maps. The result shows that two districts are in the less developed category, i.e., Nandurbar and Gadchiroli, and rests of the 33 districts are included in the moderately high and very high human development group.

Author Biography

Dhondiram Pawar, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Sir Parashurambhau College (A), Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Published
2020-06-01
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Mundhe, N., Pawar, D., & Rokade, P. (2020). Status of Human Development in Maharashtra: A District Level Analysis. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 8(3), 88-96. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v8i3.2445
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