Children most ‘vulnerable’ in West, North: EY report

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 02, 2019 Published on April 02, 2019

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Western and northern parts of the country are most susceptible to child vulnerability, according to an EY report.

The report, ‘Child vulnerability: Can data help to identify children at-risk’, has assigned each district a ‘Child Vulnerability Index’ (CVI).

The index has been constructed using data from the 2011 Census extrapolated to 2014 and data from the National Crime Records Bureau (2014), the National Family Health Survey (2015-2016) and the National Sample Survey Office. The districts are segregated into four categories — least vulnerable, mid-vulnerable, vulnerable and most vulnerable.

The far South, North and the North-East exhibited a relatively better performance, falling in the lowest 50th percentile on the vulnerability scale, according to the report.

The education index displayed a larger distribution of vulnerability.

Pattern variations

The country’s central belt showed a relatively higher concentration of education-related vulnerabilities, while the South saw the least.

The crime and health indices showed a similar pattern, with high crime- and health-related vulnerabilities in the Central parts.

Niraj Seth, Associate Partner, Advisory Services, EY India, said the index can be used by the government to form policies and target areas that require the maximum intervention.

Published on April 02, 2019

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