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Population Dynamics in the indian States

 
K. Mahadevan (Author)
Synopsis Population Dynamics in Indian States focuses on several major determinants of fertility and infant mortality and their interrelationship. This book is divided into three parts on the basis of the above coverage. It is an outcome of a major and first national demographic study covering the important three natural regions of India, viz., North Central and Southern regions represented by three states like U.P. A.P. and kerla. A very large sample of 6500 have been covered under this study to the analysis of data for the first time. The most appropriate conceptual models and theoretical basis using path analysis have been adopted. Several important factors affecting family formation have been considered under Part 1. They include: nuptiality, demographic variables, religion and value of children, socio-economic status, breast feeding, family planning etc. in addition to this general analysis of feritility, a separate focused analysis of determinants of completed fertility has also been carried out using path analysis technique; the direct and indirect effects of major determinants have also been documented. Under Part II: also the most appropriate and comprehensive “ life affecting variables” have been covered, beginning with the trends and differentials of mortality followed by socio-cultural situation, demographic factors, economical variables, health and nutritional status of mothers and children, breast feeding, causes of death. This section also has a bath analysis using the most appropriate variables. Part III: deals with interrelationship between fertility and moriality. It covers all the major factors dealing with this theme. It has revealed that value of children is the principal determinant of high fertility. It is the only study that compared these vital events across the major three regions of India.
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About the author

K. Mahadevan

Prof. Kuttan Mahadevan is currently Principal, Sri Venkateswara University and Chairman, Department of Pupulation Studies. He is a specialist on Population Policy, Social Development, Methodology, Ecology, Gerontology and communication. He is author of 30 books. He is the recipient of several awards both nationally and internationally for his original and innovative research work.

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Bibliographic information

Title Population Dynamics in the indian States
Author K. Mahadevan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170991781
length viii+325p., Figures; Tables; Applendices; References; Index; 22cm.