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Demographic, Social and Economic Changes in Tharparkar (1988-2006)- An Analysis

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  • Allah Wasayo Rajar
  • Gobind M. Herani

    () (Indus Institute of Higher Education (IIHE), Karachi-Pakistan)

  • Ali Akbar Dhakan

    (State Bank of Pakistan and Chairman Sindh Development Foundation.)

Abstract

This study is firstever in nature and belongs to Thaparkar but the concept is general and can be replicated in mostly rain-fed areaes of the world. This study attempts to find out demographic, social and economic changes and its prospects. To achieve mandated task, the study is focussed on: Firstly, to find out the existing trends of demographic changes in the district. Secondly, to identify ever-increasing population and demographic problems and policy implementation gap, and finally, the paper attempts to suggest policy recommendations for sustainable management of demographic problems. Data analysis, findings and recommendations would be beneficial to the policy makers, planers, government, NGOs, and donnor agerncies for further planning of the developlment policies. Demographic, social and economic changes are the variables for special analysis. Therefore, an attempt has been made to test the following hypothesises. It was hypothysed that: (i). Higher the population growth rate, lower the afforidability power. (ii). Higher the literacy ratio, lower the population growth. (iii). Higher the literacy ratio, higher the living status. (iv). Higher the urbanization, higher the literacy ratio. (v). When the literacy rate increases, the positive development also increases in social sectors. (vi). Population density increases, the income growth rate decresaes.

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  • Allah Wasayo Rajar & Gobind M. Herani & Ali Akbar Dhakan, 2007. "Demographic, Social and Economic Changes in Tharparkar (1988-2006)- An Analysis," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 1(2), pages 107-128, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:iih:journl:v:1:y:2007:i:2:p:107-128
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    1. Jyotirmayee Kar & Mahamaya Kar, 2008. "Environment and Changing Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Orissa, India," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 2(2), pages 119-128, December.

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    Keywords

    Rain-fed Areas; Demographic; Social and Economic Changes; Transient and Incoherent Grazing;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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