Mapping Education and Health Infrastructure of Aspirational Districts in India

Rakesh Kumar
William Joe, Institute of Economic Growth
S. V. Subramanian, Harvard School of Public Health

India is the second most populous country in the world and has to changing socio-demographic, and morbidity patterns that have been drawing global attention in recent years. The significant focus on education and health is always a concern for the policy maker and epidemiologist. This paper examines the education and health infrastructure of aspiration districts in India. Using full enumeration census data of 2011 at the district level, which provides accessibility and availability of education and health care services. Results suggest that most of the aspirational district having villages were community and primary health center distance are more than 10 and above km. Moreover, the same type of pattern has been observed for education services. Thus, there is need to focus on necessary infrastructure development to improve education and health service and enhancing the healthcare services at the village, block districts and state level.

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 Presented in Session 123. Flash Session: Geospatial Analysis in Applied Demography