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Fertility Transition in Karnataka: Levels, Trends and Implications

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  • T V Sekher

    (Institute for social and Economic Change)

  • K N M Raju
  • M N Sivakumar

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Using data from official statistics, census and surveys, this paper traces fertility transition of Karnataka and explains factors responsible for slow pace in comparison to other South Indian States. There exist considerable regional disparities with regard to health and demographic indicators. Fertility decline has been faster in southern and coastal regions, and at a tardy pace in backward northern districts characterised by low literacy, low female age at marriage, poor health infrastructure and low status of women.

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  • T V Sekher & K N M Raju & M N Sivakumar, 2001. "Fertility Transition in Karnataka: Levels, Trends and Implications," Working Papers 89, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
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    1. Aditi Iyer & Gita Sen & Asha George, 2006. "Systematic Hierarchies and Systemic Failures: Gender and Health Inequities in Koppal District," Working Papers id:340, eSocialSciences.
    2. C M Lakshmana, 2008. "Changing Child Population: Growth, Trends and Levels in Karnataka," Working Papers 203, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

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    Demography; Fertility Transition;

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