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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-151

Kuppuswamy and Prasad's socioeconomic status scale: An update for base year 2016 and May 2021

1 Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
2 Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Shardhanjali Sinha
Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_32_21

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Socioeconomic status (SES) is the predictor of the health status of an individual and a nation at large. It is one of the modifiable risk factors, measured by many researchers for estimating its impact on multiple health indicators. The actual impact of SES can only be estimated by updating the SES scale in accordance with the factors subsisting in the present scenario. Among all socioeconomic parameters, income is considered as the core parameter of SES that keeps on changing its value over time. The income of an individual or a household is a widely used marker to assess the socioeconomic position in all settings, either rural or urban. Therefore, we have attempted to update the income scale of the two most popular SES classification scales, i.e. Kuppuswamy and B. G. Prasad's SES scale for the base year 2016 and for the month of May 2021.

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