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Handbook of Population and Development in India


  • Kumar, A.K. Shiva
    (Development economist and Adviser to UNICEF India)

  • Panda, Pradeep
    (Deputy Director of Research, Micro Insurance Academy, New Delhi)

  • Ved, Rajani R.
    (Adviser, National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi)


The Indian demographic scenario is characterized by large regional variations in population trends, uneven human development, adverse sex ratios, growing urbanization, and internal rural-to-urban migration. This handbook provides a comprehensive understanding of the population-development linkages through an engagement with human development, human rights, and gender justice perspectives. The linkages between population size, birth rates, economic well-being, environmental sustainability, and economic growth are complex. The volume uses the latest Census and National Family Health Survey data, this volume analyses a wide range of topical issues-food security, fertility, opportunities for the youth and the girl child, media and public health, and women's empowerment. Identifying past trends and future challenges, the volume calls for a more humane approach to population stabilization and endorses the popular tenet-'take care of people and the population will take care of itself'. Contributors to this volume - Srilatha Batliwala, Bangalore-based Scholar Associate, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID); Gautam Bhan, PhD Scholar, University of California, Berkeley; C.P. Chandrasekhar, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Abhijit Das, Director, Centre for Health and Social Justice, New Delhi, and Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle; Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates; Kalyani Menon-Sen, Feminist Activist and Researcher; K. Nagaraj, Faculty, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai; A.R. Nanda, former Census Commissioner and Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi; Claire Noronha, Trustee, Collaborative Research and Dissemination, New Delhi; Pradeep Panda, Deputy Director of Research, Micro Insurance Academy, New Delhi; Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health and Joint Director, Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Radhika Ramasubban, Sociologist and Urban Environmental Activist, Mumbai; Mohan Rao, Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Anamitra Roychowdhury, Research Scholar at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Preet Rustagi, Senior Fellow, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi; Meera Samson, Collaborative Research and Dissemination, New Delhi; Kalpana Sharma, Independent Journalist and Columnist, Mumbai; A. K. Shiva Kumar, Development Economist and Adviser to UNICEF India; Madhura Swaminathan, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.; Rajani R. Ved, Advisor, National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi; Leela Visaria, Honorary Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad.

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  • Kumar, A.K. Shiva & Panda, Pradeep & Ved, Rajani R. (ed.), 2013. "Handbook of Population and Development in India," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198088233.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780198088233

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