This study investigates the demographic effect of the 1974-75 famine
in a rural population of Bangladesh. Socio-economic data of 1974,
registration data on births, deaths, and migration for the period
1974-77, from ICDDR,B have been used. The analyses are based
principally on age-specific fertility and mortality rates, and life
tables for cohorts born between July 1974 and June 1977.
Five household variables indicate that the greatest
famine-induced fertility decline occurred in the...[Show more]
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