Handbook of Population and Development in India (OIP)

Paperback | September 27, 2013

EditorA.K. Shiva Kumar, Pradeep Panda, Rajani R. Ved

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The Indian demographic scenario is characterized by large regional variations in population trends, uneven human development, adverse sex ratios, growing urbanization, and internal rural-to-urban migration. This handbook provides a comprehensive understanding of the population-developmentlinkages through an engagement with human development, human rights, and gender justice perspectives. The linkages between population size, birth rates, economic well-being, environmental sustainability, and economic growth are complex. The volume uses the latest Census and National Family Health Survey data, this volume analyses a wide range of topical issues - food security, fertility,opportunities for the youth and the girl child, media and public health, and women's empowerment. Identifying past trends and future challenges, the volume calls for a more humane approach to population stabilization and endorses the popular tenet - 'take care of people and the population will takecare of itself'.

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The Indian demographic scenario is characterized by large regional variations in population trends, uneven human development, adverse sex ratios, growing urbanization, and internal rural-to-urban migration. This handbook provides a comprehensive understanding of the population-developmentlinkages through an engagement with human develo...

A. K. Shiva Kumar is a development economist and Adviser to UNICEF India. Pradeep Panda is Deputy Director of Research at Micro Insurance Academy, New Delhi. Rajani R. Ved is Adviser of the National Health Systems Resource Centre in New Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.07 inPublished:September 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019808823X

ISBN - 13:9780198088233

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List of TablesFigures, BoxesList of ContributorsM.S. Swaminathan: Foreword1. Population and Human Development: Contemporary Concerns2. Reaping the Demographic Dividend3. Population, Environment and Climate Change4. Why Penalize People?5. Population and Food Security6. Revisiting India's Population Policies7. National Population Policy 2000: What Can It Achieve Realistically?8. Reducing Maternal Mortality9. Fertility and Epidemiological Transitions: Cracks in India's Health Policy10. Fertility Decline in South Indian States11. Fertility Transition: Lessons from South India12. Understanding the Young Mind13. The Unwanted Girl Child14. An Explosion of Aspirations15. Reproductive Rights and Community Action16. Media and Public Health: Neither Fish nor Fowl17. Women in India's National Population Policy: Is Empowerment Enough?18. The Changing Context and Meaning of Women's EmpowermentAppendix 1: National Population Policy of India 2000Appendix 2: Population StatisticsGlossary