SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    Which of the following are not true about Gender Inequality Index (Gil)?
    1. It capture the loss in achievement due to gender disparities in the areas of reproductive health, empowerment and labour force participation.
    2. The value 'Zero' in this index indicates perfect equality, while 'one' is total inequality.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A)  1 only 

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] The Gender Inequality Index (GII) is an index for measurement of gender disparity that was introduced in the 2010 Human Development Report 20th anniversary edition by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to the UNDP, this index is a composite measure which captures the loss of achievement within a country due to gender inequality. It uses three dimensions to do so: reproductive health, empowerment, and labour market participation. The new index was introduced as an experimental measure to remedy the shortcomings of the previous indicators, the Gender Development Index (GDI) and the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM), both of which were introduced in the 1995 Human Development Report.

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