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Marital fertility control in a Kerala village : a microdemographic study

Sushama, Pilakudi Narayan


Rapid fertility decline in Kerala did not conform with demographic transition theory, as the decline occurred in a still predominantly rural setting. This thesis employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the motivation and processes of rapid fertility decline in a Kerala village. Fertility has declined in the village during the 1970s and 1980s and current fertility has reached replacement level. Though the proximate determinants are postponement of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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