Adolescent girls in India - by social group 2014

This statistic presents the results of a survey among households across India about the number of teenage girls in 2013-14, based on social groups. The number of adolescent girls who belonged to scheduled tribes in the country amounted to over 5,000. Young women in other backward classes (OBCs) accounted for the largest numbers during the survey period.

Number of teenage girls across India in 2014, by social group*

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Sources

Release date

June 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

November 2013 to May 2014

Number of respondents

105,483 respondents

Special properties

Among rural and urban households across 28 states

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The source defines adolescent girls between age 10 and 19.
Note: In India, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC/ST) and OBCs are officially recognized by the constitution as groups of disadvantaged indigenous people. They are the primary beneficiaries of reservation policies under the constitution. The colloquial terms for SCs and STs are Dalits and Adivasis respectively.

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