(a) Right from the beginning women are deprived of an equal access to health care, education and economic rights as the men of their society get.
(b) Gender inequality in India exists in terms of gross-population, literacy, sex ratio, social, economic status and opportunities.
(c) The low-literacy rate of women is due to child marriage, social discrimination and low social status.
(d) Another problem is sex-ratio right from the beginning as 950 females per thousand males.
(e) The most important factors are high material mortality rate, female foeticide, low status of women, patriarchal society, neglect of girl child etc.
(f) All the other causes would lead to high death rates amongst women are the preference for son and social stigmas.