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 ;

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Indian J Community Med ; Online interactive calculator for svale update of the income subscale of Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale. Exploratory Qualitative Findings from India. Even Kuppuswamy had mentioned this as a possible shortcoming. 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.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. 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 Pediatr ; Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health. This article has been cited by. Ministry of Finance, Govt. Reference khppuswamy according to year Click here to view.

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Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. How to cite this article: Indian J Public Health ; The Kuppuswamy scale has now been around for more than 3 decades.

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J Family Med Prim Care ;3: If the eldest member of the family is identified as HOF, the chances of low score in education subscale increase as the literacy rate in India earlier was much lower than what it is now.

The Kuppuswamy scale in its various forms has held steady over three decades now and is still widely used as a measure of 22014 status in the urban population. While it may still have been possible to grade the smaller number of possible occupational profiles as was true earlier, but now it is very difficult to accurately grade each and every occupation and especially difficult to slot it into one of the assigned scores in the Kuppuswamy classification for occupation.


Manual juppuswamy socio economic status scale urban Delhi: 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.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. It may be difficult for researchers in field settings to arrive at accurate identification of the HOF. Original Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale Click here to view.

While this may have been reliable enough in the times gone by, it is no more reliably applicable in scael scenario. Several 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.

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However, there may be certain shortcomings in its use and application that need to be discussed. The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned.

Despite best efforts, we could kuppuswmay find any recent study on validation of the Kuppuswamy scale in the present scenario. India is in a time of dynamic demographic transitions.

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

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Please review our privacy policy. One of the scales widely 20144 and quoted even today is the one developed by Kuppuswamy. Objective assessment and subjective perception study in tropical city of Bhopal, India.


Only examples of the job profiles fitting the category are given which creates scope for ambiguity and subjectivity. Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – revision for and formula for real-time updating.

Abstract The socioeconomic status SES is widely recognized as one of the important factors affecting the health kuppuwamy of an individual or a family. Compliance to topical anti-glaucoma medications among patients at a tertiary hospital in North India.

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However, it is important to discuss the applicability in the changed modern scenario. In certain family situations it may be difficult to classify one individual as the HOF. 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.

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

Improvement in these possible lacunae is a priority area considering the wide use of the scale in published literature and in family health advisory postings in urban areas of medical undergraduate students.

Footnotes Source of Support: 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 scalw the year Manual of Socioeconomic Status Urban.

Invariably it leads to nonresponses or responses that seem more likely to be underreported figures. There has been a remarkable opening up of the Indian economy in the past years.

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