International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014

Spatial Variation in Rural-Urban Sex Ratio of Thane District, Maharashtra - A Geographical Analysis

Amol S. Shinde | Nagnath I. Dhaygode

Abstract: Sex composition is a population refers to balance between male and female in any population. Sex composition is one of the significant demographic characteristics of population. In any population, distribution by sexes is generally unequal. The existing sex ratio in any area is determined by three basic factors. These are sex ratio at the time of birth, differences in the mortality rates of the two sexes, at different ages and differences in the migratory ethos of the two sexes (Cleark, 1960). The present study aims to examine the spatial pattern and fluctuation of rural urban sex ratio during 2001-2011. For the purpose of present study tahsil has been taken as a basic unit of investigation. The period selected for the present study is two decade from 2001-2011. The proposed study is entirely based on secondary data. Present analysis shows that males and females are unequal and also tahsil wise magnitude of rural-urban inequality varies in the study region. Sex ratio in general and rural-urban is computed formula and mainly FRUSR is method using for the Changing difference Value between in Rural-Urban Sex Ratio in 2001-2011. In fact, present rural urban sex ratio shows opposite situation in 2011, compare to 2001 census. In 2001, we found rural sex ratio is higher than urban sex ratio, while as in 2011, rural sex ratio is higher than urban sex ratio.

Keywords: Spatial variation, Sex composition, sex ratio, fluctuation, FRUSR,

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,

Pages: 1747 - 1751

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