The Gender perspective in Human Development emphasizes the need to assess the
relative levels of status of women on various development indicators viz., education,
health, income safety, survival, work participation, participation in decision making,
political participation etc.,
The indicators point towards the attainment levels or gaps between men and women.
The attainment levels and the gaps for women indicate a need for improvement.
The improvement in attainment levels and addressing the gaps in priority sectors through
policies, programmes and schemes is the concern of Government.