Spatial poverty in Kerala
While many of Kerala's achievements are comparable with those of developed countries, a disturbing trend has been the growing unemployment rate
Kerala is well known as a model of human progress for other states in India. It has long had the highest level of human development in the country, as is also reflected in its Human Development Index (HDI). This is not surprising given that it has the highest literacy rate and the lowest infant mortality rate among all the major states of the country.