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Demography (2014) 51 (6): 2307–2332.
Published: 21 August 2014
... public and private behaviors of women in India to examine how gender and family norms are shaped in the context of communalized identity politics. Building on the theoretical framework of “doing gender,” we argue that because communal identities are expressed through externally visible behaviors, greater...
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Demography (2014) 51 (3): 1019–1040.
Published: 29 March 2014
...Scott J. South; Katherine Trent; Sunita Bose Abstract Although substantial research has explored the causes of India’s excessively masculine population sex ratio, few studies have examined the consequences of this surplus of males. We merge individual-level data from the 2004–2005 India Human...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 835–859.
Published: 08 May 2017
... of children, we instrument family size with the gender of the first child, which is plausibly random. Given a strong son preference in India, parents tend to have more children if the firstborn is a girl. Our instrumental variable results show that children from larger families have lower educational...
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Demography (2018) 55 (1): 223–247.
Published: 30 November 2017
...Claus C. Pörtner; Yu-hsuan Su Abstract The developing world is rapidly urbanizing, but an understanding of how child health differs across urban and rural areas is lacking. We examine the association between area of residence and child health in India, focusing on composition and selection effects...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 249–268.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of preferences, which justifies the existence of a nonmonotonic relationship between female disadvantage in natality and education. The empirical validity of the proposed model is examined for the case of India, using district-level data. In this context, our econometric analysis pays particular attention...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 325–339.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Emily Oster Abstract There is a population sex imbalance in India. Despite a consensus that this imbalance is due to excess female mortality, the specific source of this excess mortality remains poorly understood. I use microdata on child survival in India to analyze the proximate sources...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 245–270.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Publication . Bayly S. ( 1999 ). Caste, Society and Politics in India From the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. New Cambridge History of India, Part 4, Vol. 3. . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Beteille A. ( 1969 ). Castes: Old and New, Essays in Social Structure...
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Demography (2010) 47 (4): 989–1012.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Tanika Chakraborty; Sukkoo Kim Abstract This article explores the relationship between kinship institutions and sex ratios in India at the turn of the twentieth century. Because kinship rules vary by caste, language, religion, and region, we construct sex ratios by these categories at the district...
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Demography (2003) 40 (4): 637–657.
Published: 01 November 2003
.... By analyzing the data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), we present evidence from northern India to show that the preference for sons is reduced when the ideal family size becomes small, even though it does not completely disappear. This finding appears to contradict trends in the juvenile sex...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 529–545.
Published: 01 August 2004
... that Muslims are much more likely than Hindus to intend to have additional children and, among those who do not want more children, Muslims are much less likely than Hindus to use contraceptives. These findings are robust to model specification and pervasive across the states of India. This national study...
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Demography (1969) 6 (4): 473–491.
Published: 01 November 1969
...Surinder K. Mehta Abstract An analysis of the residential distribution of caste and religious groups in Poona (India) over the past century and a half shows distinctive patterns of segregation and centralization that have largely remained unchanged despite the city’s growth and development...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 374–387.
Published: 01 March 1967
...H. Bradley Wells; B. L. Agrawal Summary India’s ad hoc sample registration scheme for obtaining current estimates of rural birth and death rates for the whole country is being implemented quite rapidly. Five states have 140 sample units, and eleven states will have from 20 to 100 units in the study...
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Demography (1967) 4 (1): 126–134.
Published: 01 March 1967
...S. N. Agarwala Summary It is commonly believed thai widows belonging to high-caste Hindus in India do not remarry because of various social restrictions imposed on their remarriage. Though some information on widowhood and widow remarriages is available, there is need for more detailed information...
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Demography (1969) 6 (3): 323–334.
Published: 01 August 1969
...Pravin M. Visaria Abstract A critical evaluation of the available data on migration between India and Pakistan in the 1951–61 decade leads to the conclusion that there was a substantial net migration of Pakistan-born persons into India, but only a negligible net migration of India-born persons...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 273–294.
Published: 01 February 2021
... it is lower. We examine how increased over-the-counter access to emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) accompanied by marketing campaigns in India affected women's contraceptive method choices and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although ECPs substantially reduce the risk of pregnancy...
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Published: 01 February 2021
Fig. 1 Timeline of ECP availability in India. OTC = over the counter. TN = Tamil Nadu. DLHS = District Level Household and Facility Survey on Reproductive and Child Health. More
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Demography (1973) 10 (4): 525–535.
Published: 01 November 1973
...C. R. Malaker Abstract In this paper abridged nuptiality tables for the single population of India have been constructed for the three consecutive decades 1901–1911, 1911–1921 and 1921–1931. No significant time trend has been observed in the nuptiality rates among the single population of India...
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Demography (1969) 6 (4): 403–411.
Published: 01 November 1969
...D. C. Mehta Abstract Since October, 1965, births and deaths in rural Gujarat State, India, have been recorded under two independent systems in a random sample of units. First, a part-time local “registrar” is appointed in each sample unit (village or segment thereof) who: prepares a house list...
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Demography (1975) 12 (3): 417–430.
Published: 01 August 1975
... status and fertility behavior. The relationships between socioeconomic status, four types of value orientations and three aspects of fertility behavior are examined among males in India. In most instances value orientations provide neither the sole nor the partial interpretations of the relationship...
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Demography (1973) 10 (3): 329–350.
Published: 01 August 1973
... of path analysis for this type of research are briefly mentioned. 27 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1973 1973 Path Analysis Child Mortality Path Coefficient Living Child Marriage Cohort References Chandrasekaran, C. n.d. India’s Fertility in a Changing Economic...