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The Syrian Christians of Kerala: Demographic and Socioeconomic Transition in the Twentieth Century


  • K.C. Zachariah


The twentieth century has witnessed a process of significant transition of the Syrian Christian community in Kerala in terms of its demographic and socio-economic status. In this paper, the transition of the demographic structure is discussed in terms of size, composition, geographic distribution and growth rates and the underlying factors of transition comprising fertility, mortality, and migration. [Working Paper No. 322]

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  • K.C. Zachariah, 2010. "The Syrian Christians of Kerala: Demographic and Socioeconomic Transition in the Twentieth Century," Working Papers id:2970, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2970
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    twentieth century; Syrian Christian; Kerala; demographic; socio-economic status; size; composition; geographic distribution; fertility; mortality;

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