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The beginning of fertility decline in South India : a micro-study of a cluster of four South Indian villages

Shariff, Abusaleh


Society in India has long been regarded to be traditional as well as one based on the unilineal extended system with rigid rules and principles. Yet, of late there have been changes in the social and economic spheres. Of vital demographic importance is a recent decline in both fertility and mortality. In order to understand the nature and causes of the demographic transition it was essential to undertake an anthropological investigation of the rural population. Village level surveys and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1984
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723e04b60e1


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