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Caste Discrimination and Poverty. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, October 2010, Pages: 84
At present, discrimination in terms of caste seems to be more pervasive due to a low economic and educational status of Dalits in Nepal. The study analyzes the socio-economic status of Dalit (the so-called lower caste) women in Nepal on the basis of the Nepal Living Standard Surveys and the Nepal Demographic Health Survey data, mainly focusing on caste and gender discrimination. More specifically, the study presents the results on educational status, poverty level, health status, access to resources and decision making process, including access to facilities such as electricity, improved drinking water, radio and television, and transportation. With an aim to show inequalities that exist among Dalits and non-Dalits in relation to discrimination. This study will be useful to those person especially who are interested in social issues and social exclusion. This study will be useful to those persons especially who are interested in social exclusion and also useful for those who are working and interested in development sectors.
Uday Kumar Gurung, MA in Rural Development and Local development. Nakhipot, 14, lalitpur, Nepal.