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Diversity and Change in Modern IndiaEconomic, Social and Political Approaches$
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Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264515

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001

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Growing Regional Variation: Demographic Change and its Implications

Growing Regional Variation: Demographic Change and its Implications

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Diversity and Change in Modern India


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This chapter discusses some of the principal factors that have conditioned changes in the demography of India. The demographic trends at the regional and national level are examined, followed by a discussion of the likely consequences of current population trends. The last section of the chapter includes comments on recent work that has attempted to explain demographic change. Population growth, mortality, and fertility are some topics covered in this chapter.

Keywords:   demographic changes, demographic trends, population trends, population growth, fertility, mortality

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