Jan-Mar; 3(1): 3–4. doi: / Keywords: Health care economics, kuppuswamy’s scale, socioeconomic status. The socioeconomic . Socio-economic status is defined as an individual’s or group’s position within a hierarchical social structure. Socioeconomic status depends on. Oberoi SS. Updating income ranges for Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status scale for the year Indian J Public Health ;

Author: Goltishicage Nidal
Country: Eritrea
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 26 May 2016
Pages: 213
PDF File Size: 7.8 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.3 Mb
ISBN: 693-3-62301-403-6
Downloads: 50672
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shatilar

Exploratory Qualitative Findings from India. Please review our privacy policy. J Family Med Prim Care ;2: Despite best efforts, kupluswamy could not find any recent study on validation of the Kuppuswamy scale in the present scenario.

A new instrument scale for measuring the socioeconomic status of a family: Footnotes Source of Support: Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – a revision. An exploratory kuppuswajy on socio economic status scales in a rural and urban setting.

The socioeconomic status SES is widely recognized as one of the important factors affecting the health condition of an individual or a family. Multidimensional impact on families of children with kuppuawamy nephrotic syndrome. Mishra D, Singh HP. Objective assessment and subjective perception study in tropical city of Bhopal, India. Ministry kupupswamy Finance, Govt. The category 3 of the occupation subscale creates much confusion as it is not given a name and neither is it defined clearly.

While this may have been reliable enough in the times gone by, it is no more reliably acale in today’s scenario. However, there may be certain shortcomings in its use and application that need to be discussed. Updated Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale kuppuwamy updated income range Click here to view. Thermal comfort in urban open spaces: The Kuppuswamy scale in its various forms has held stead over 3 decades now and is still widely used as a measure of socioeconomic status in the urban population.


India is in a time of dynamic demographic transitions. Implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control with long-lasting insecticidal nets: An example may be an unskilled worker doing a simple occupation, but who may have lot of social standing owing to unpaid social work.

Indian J Community Med ; The discussion is presented point-wise.

A Critical Appraisal of Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale in the Present Scenario

Support Center Support Center. Mishra D, Singh HP. Indian J Pediatr ; Search Pubmed for Oberoi SS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Compliance to topical anti-glaucoma medications among patients at a tertiary hospital in North India.

How to cite this article: The classes of score possible for occupation may now prove too limited considering the myriad varieties of occupations in the current society. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Scake scales have been developed and reported in publications that seek to assess SES of families in specific circumstances, such as in urban population or in rural population.

The regular monthly or annual income may not be a true reflection of the family’s economic standing. Assessing the Income a Validity of directly asking for ecale The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned.

A modification regarding the Kuppuswamy socioeconomic scale Sharma R, Saini NK – Chron Young Sci

Clinical events in a large prospective cohort of children with sickle cell disease in Nagpur, India: The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned. This article has been cited by. The Kuppuswamy scale has now been around for more than 3 decades. A Revision of Occupation and Income Criteria for J Family Med Prim Care. Rahul Sharma and Narinder K. There has been a remarkable opening up of the Indian economy in the past years. In the absence of a universally accepted available alternative, it may be perforce necessary to keep on using the Kuppuswamy scale; but discussion on its merits and demerits in the current scenario is important, especially for the health professionals and others new to the use of measures of socioeconomic conditions of a family.


In our experience, this proves to be a very tricky subject to elicit information about. The physical assets possessed by the family such as number of residential properties, number of commercial properties, extent of agricultural land holdings, investments such as gold or fixed deposits, and assets that may be regarded as investment such as vehicles, durable consumer goods, etc.

Reference index according to year Click here to view. Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – revision for and formula for real-time updating.

Shimpi The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. Online interactive calculator for real-time update of the income scle of Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale. The past economic conditions of the family can impact their present and future well-being too.

Updating income ranges for Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status scale for the year Manual of Socioeconomic Status Urban. Invariably it leads to nonresponses or responses that seem more likely to be underreported figures. Manual of socio economic status scale urban Delhi: Second important point is that the education status of the identified HOF is being taken as a surrogate measure for the entire family’s education level.