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Number Theory: What does NFHS tell us about the pandemic’s employment impact?

An HT analysis of unit level data from the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) shows that the economic pain in labour markets did not decrease enough with the removal of lockdown restrictions.

The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) – it was conducted between June 2019 and May 2021 – emerges as a useful proxy for the pandemic’s impact on employment. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) – it was conducted between June 2019 and May 2021 – emerges as a useful proxy for the pandemic’s impact on employment. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2022 01:24 PM IST

Number Theory: Understanding the fall in India’s fertility rate

India’s TFR fell from 2.2 in NFHS-4 to 2 in NFHS-5 – means that a country’s population will not grow in the long-term.

TFR is the average number of children a woman is expected to have during her child-bearing years. (HT Photo)
TFR is the average number of children a woman is expected to have during her child-bearing years. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2022 11:44 AM IST

Inequality worries bigger than what NFHS illustrates

In the first of a five-part data journalism series based on National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) data, HT's data and political economy team finds that India's inequality problem is far sharper than what is made out by the data

India has an inequality problem and it is far sharper than what it is made out to by NFHS data.(Bloomberg)
India has an inequality problem and it is far sharper than what it is made out to by NFHS data.(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 24, 2022 03:16 PM IST

19.4% of Indian households do not use toilet facilities, most in Bihar: NFHS

According to the NFHS, 69.3 per cent of households have access to improved toilet facilities - or those that are not shared. 8.4 per cent of households have access to shared toilet facilities and 2.9 per cent have access to unimproved facilities.

The NFHS report showed that the percentage of Indian households practising open defecation decreased from 39 per cent in 2015-2016 to 19.4 per cent in 2019-2021. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
The NFHS report showed that the percentage of Indian households practising open defecation decreased from 39 per cent in 2015-2016 to 19.4 per cent in 2019-2021. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on May 11, 2022 05:45 PM IST

India's total fertility rate drops from 2.2 to 2.0, reveals NFHS-5 report

India has made significant progress in population control measures in recent times with the TFR, but there are wide inter-regional variations with five states still not having achieved a replacement level of fertility of 2.1.

The National Family Health Survey-5 report reveals there is a significant progress of population control measures,(HT file)
The National Family Health Survey-5 report reveals there is a significant progress of population control measures,(HT file)
Updated on May 11, 2022 12:31 AM IST
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