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Men outnumber women in India’s voting rolls by over 10%

April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014

883: The number of registered women voters for every 1,000 men in India, a ratio that reflects the general gender imbalance of the country. A skewed sex ratio runs in the overall population, with 943 females for 1,000 males, and is actually more pronounced in the age group up to 17 years, with 910 females for 1,000 males. Even elected members of parliament, of which only 11% are women, show this imbalance in their families, with an average of 949 female children every 1,000 male children.

Source: How India Lives, a company founded by journalists, which seeks to increase the access and search of public data in India. More statistics on the largest election in history here.

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