Kuppuswamys Socio-Economic Status Scale - Updating for 1999 to 2018Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2018-10-05
Authors : Samiran Bisai; Sarnali Dutta;
Page : 1032-1034
Keywords : Health; Kuppuswamy; Socioeconomic status; Scale; Urban;
Socioeconomic inequalities in health status have already been established. To assess the individuals socioeconomic position within the society, a scale required. One of the useful scale is Kuppuswamys socioeconomic status scale. However, the income variable of the scale is required to update regularly. In view of this, present article updated income ranges from 1999 to 2018 based on consumer price index for industrial worker. The procedures are simple and easy. It is recommended that the researcher may use city or state specific updated income range following the same state of the art method when conducting socio economic as well as health and nutrition survey.
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