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Spatial divisions and fertility in India

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dc.contributor.author Pillai, Vijayan K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Salehin, Mashooq en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-18T15:38:17Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-18T15:38:17Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04-24 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Published in the International Journal of Population 2012:1-6, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Article ID 235747 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/10342 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Indian subcontinent can be divided into four geographical divisions. In this paper, we characterize three of the four divisions; the Northern Plains, the Deccan Plateau, and the Northern Mountains or the Himalayan as regions with dissimilar climatic and physical resources. It is argued that human adaptations to these variations would be varied by differences in social organization of production and consumption resulting in differences in fertility differences across the three divisions. We found significant differences in the median age at motherhood as well as in the total family size. The effects of the three selected fertility determinants, age atmarriage, years of woman’s education, and level of child loss on family size also varied significantly across the three divisions. There is considerable homogeneity with respect to fertility levels within the zones considered in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.subject geographical terrains en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject fertility en_US
dc.subject spatial divisions en_US
dc.title Spatial divisions and fertility in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/2012/235747/ en_US
dc.identifier.externalLinkDescription The original publication is available at journal homepage en_US

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