|Demographic details of participants and their families|
|N = 529|
|Sex of children||Male||304||58|
|Economic status||Below poverty lineb||226||44|
|Above poverty line||228||56|
|Other backward caste||164||31|
|Number of family members||Up to 5 members||199||38|
|6 or more members||330||62|
|1-5 years education||183||35|
|≥ 6 years education||235||44|
|1-5 years education||138||26|
|≥ 6 years education||47||9|
|Paternal occupation||Agricultural work||328||62|
|Maternal occupation||Housework only||233||44|
|Housework + Labour work||147||28|
|Housework + Agricultural work||145||27|
aNuclear family refers to only parents and children living in one household, i.e. a home sharing one kitchen. Joint family refers to parents and children and any other related or unrelated persons living in one household, i.e. a home sharing one kitchen.
bThose classified as living below the poverty line were those living in families in possession of a 'Below poverty line’ ration card issued by the Government of India.
cScheduled castes, backward castes and scheduled tribes are groups in society who were historically subject to social disadvantage and exclusion. They are awarded special status by the Constitution of India and receive certain social benefits. (Government of India. Ministry of Home Affairs. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner 2012).
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