Disparities in the Health and Well-being of Scheduled Tribes and Non-Scheduled Tribes Populations in India

  • Satrughan Behera Research Scholar, Department of Economic Studies and Policy, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2367-7383
  • Atish Kumar Dash Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Studies and Policy, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7502-0215
  • Rathi Kanta Kumbhar Professor, Department of Economic Studies and Policy, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar, India
Keywords: Desk Research, Scheduled Tribes, Health Disparities, Well-Being, India

Abstract

This paper examines the persistent disparities between the Scheduled Tribes (STs) of India and the rest of the population in health and well-being. Despite worldwide progress in healthcare and social development, ST communities struggle with persistent challenges hindering their overall welfare. Through desk research and a systematic literature review of tribal health disparities in India, this study discusses the various aspects that lead to these disparities and provides a comprehensive set of policy recommendations. It becomes clear that closing these gaps in health and well-being requires an integrated strategy that includes poverty alleviation, improved educational access, strengthened infrastructure for health care, and the preservation of tribal cultural heritage. Taking insights from several sources, this article emphasises the urgency of the matter. It highlights the need for concerted efforts to achieve equitable health outcomes for ST communities, not only in India but also in similar contexts worldwide.

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2023-12-01
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How to Cite
Behera, S., Dash, A. K., & Kanta Kumbhar, R. (2023). Disparities in the Health and Well-being of Scheduled Tribes and Non-Scheduled Tribes Populations in India. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(1), 69-77. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v12i1.6742
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