Relationship between the Social Sector and Human Development in India: An Inter-State Analysis


  • Kuldeep Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Post Graduate Studies, Punjabi University Regional Centre, Punjab, India
  • Kulwinder Kaur Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Punjab, India



Social Sector Development, Human Development, India


The development of social sector relies on structure of public expenditure on housing, public health care, education, water supply and sanitation and welfare of weaker sections (SCs, STs and OBCs) etc. The definition of human development is the increase in people’s freedom to lead long, healthy and creative lives. Present study examines the relationship between social sector and human development across Indian states. The association between India’s social sector and human development from 1992-93 to 2019-20 has been examined using Pearson Correlation. The study found a positive relationship between social sector development and human development across Indian states. Human development dimension should be taken into account during formulation and performance of social sector programmes. Level and structure of government policies must play a crucial role in ensuring a high level of human development among the people.


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How to Cite

Singh, K., & Kaur, K. (2023). Relationship between the Social Sector and Human Development in India: An Inter-State Analysis. Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology, 12(2), 21–31.