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Welfare Model of Development and Demographic Transition: Successful Programmes on Health, Nutrition, Family Planning and Development

Kuttan Mahadevan (Author) M. Sumangala (Author)
Synopsis Tamil Nadu's recently achieved rapid and distinct pattern of "Welfare Model of Demographic Transition" adds a new dimension to this global theory. In fact the predominant welfare model of development followed in this state itself is a deviation from the fiercely competitive struggle found in several countries for rapid industralisation as a means for development, almost totally disregarding the welfare of the poor millions and the quality of their life. The Welfare Model of Demographic Transition evolved in Tamil Nadu has been possible largely due to the multiple welfare programmes like the supplementary nutritious meal schemes, health promotion programme and several other schemes introduced and successfully implemented in the state. How could Tamil Nadu succeed in revolutionizing demographic transition and making it rapid in less than a quarter of a century, without universal education and a higher level of socio-economic development, baffles one and all in the academic world. Societally also there have been certain other factors like the positive reform movements of enlightened leaders, particularly Periyar Ramasami and several popular films on urgent social themes in which the late M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) acted, together, which had tremendous impact on women and empowered them for their development, eventhough there was widespread illiteracy among them and little occupational mobility. In this book about Tamil Nadu, all the factors, innovative ideas, and viable strategies adopted in the state to achieve demographic transition are authentically and vividly presented. Policy makers, development administrators, welfare managers, and the NGOs in India and all the developing countries are sure to find this book eminently suitable to replicate the cost-effective and viable developmental model with built-in strategy for the stabilization of population presented in it, to achieve sustainable development and also improve the quality of life of their people.
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About the author

Kuttan Mahadevan

Kuttan Mahadevan is Professor of Population Studies and Currently Principal of the University College of Art and Science, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He was Fulbright Fellow and visiting Professor in many Universities in India and abroad. He has traveled widely and executed over two dozen major research projects all over India. He has also successfully guided over 30 doctoral dissertations. He is a prolific writer and has published over 130 papers and 25 books on Health and Population, Population Policy, Communication, Development Studies and Research Methodology. His recent books include Methodology for Population and Development Studies, Welfare Model of Development and Demographic Transition, Reproductive Health of Humankind in Asia and Africa and Communication, Modernisation and Social Development: A Global Perspective (in press).

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Bibliographic information

Title Welfare Model of Development and Demographic Transition: Successful Programmes on Health, Nutrition, Family Planning and Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1997
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170189462
length x+334p., Tables; 23cm.