Overview for Population of India: 1991 Census Results and Methodology
This book is designed to give the students of population and the general public an overview of the worldâ€™s second largest census; also presented, are the provisional results of the Census released recently by the Census Commissioner. It contains critical comments on the census results by a leading demographer. The key tables from the Population Census and the Economic Census are presented for ready reference, along with the detailed tabulation plan for the complete results of the 1991 Census. The nuances of census methodology with respect to concepts, definitions and classifications are discussed lucidly by the author.
Ashish Bose (Author)
Professor Ashish Bose was Head of the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth and subsequently, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow attached to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His major areas of specialization include census methodology, urbanization, migration and population policy. He has served as United Nations Consultant/Resource Person, from time to time, all over the world. He was a member of the National Commission on Urbanisation and also the Expert Group on Population Policy headed by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, which submitted its report to the Prime Minister in 1994. He was a member of Registrar Generalâ€™s Technical Group on Population Projections (1996). Currently, he is Honorary Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, member of Independent Commission on Health in India. His recent books include: Indiaâ€™s Billion Plus People: 2001 Census Highlights, Methodology and Media Coverage, Demographic Diversity of India: Supplement 1998, Population Profile of Religion in India (1997), Indiaâ€™s Basic Demographic Statistics (1996), Demographic Zones in India (1995), Indiaâ€™s Urban Population (1994), India and the Asian Perspective (1993), Demographic Diversity of India (1991), Population of India: 1991 Census Results and Methodology (1991), From Population to People (1988, in 2 Volumes).