Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

India’s Population: Past, Present and Future

Contents:

Author Info

  • Tim Dyson
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper presents a lecture delivered by the author under The Pravin Visaria Public Lecture in GIDR. India has made considerable demographic progress since 1947; however it seems that the country’s population will reach about 1.4 billion by the year 2026. In case of mortality, despite major health problems, the average life expectancy will continue to rise during medium term future. Although India’s coming demographic expansion pose some challenges, it also carries significant benefit in the form of ‘demographic bonus ’. Urbanization is also expected to continue. Thus it seems that India’s prospects are significantly more upbeat over the medium term future.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.esocialsciences.org/Download/repecDownload.aspx?fname=Document11662009350.4803278.pdf&fcategory=Articles&AId=2067&fref=repec
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 403 Forbidden. If this is indeed the case, please notify (Padma Prakash)
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2067.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: Jun 2009
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2067

    Note: Institutional Papers
    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.esocialsciences.org

    Related research

    Keywords: India; population; demography; education; fertility; mortality; India’s family planning program; contraception; migration; urbanization.;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Bloom, David E & Williamson, Jeffrey G, 1998. "Demographic Transitions and Economic Miracles in Emerging Asia," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, World Bank Group, vol. 12(3), pages 419-55, September.
    2. Jayant Banthia & Tim Dyson, 1999. "Smallpox in Nineteenth-Century India," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., The Population Council, Inc., vol. 25(4), pages 649-680.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2067. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Padma Prakash).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.