While India has seen some encouraging gains on its skewed sex ratio at birth, a more complex story seems to be unfolding at the level of the states
There is only one woman among every ten police personnel in the country, and no state has achieved 33% representation yet.
An average Indian spends INR 10,035 to deliver a baby at a health facility, but there is great variation in expenses incurred across states, data from the 2019-21 round of the NFHS shows.
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Only 27 percent of men in India participate in household chores, though there is significant variation across states.
Though there still exists a significant wage gap between men and women, wages for women in regular wage work have increased at a faster rate than men in some states, reducing the gap.