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Population, Gender and Politics

Population, Gender and Politics
Demographic Change in Rural North India

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Part of Contemporary South Asia

  • Date Published: July 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521466530

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  • In this book, a study of the population processes of two castes in north India, the authors ask why fertility levels are higher among the Muslim Sheikhs than the Hindu Jats. They conclude that explanations can only partly be attributed to gender and religion, and that economic and political status is a defining factor. The book has implications for the understanding of population and politics in India generally, and will be invaluable to students of the region and anyone interested in the demography of developing countries.

    • A pioneering study of population and politics in rural India
    • Accessible and informative with the use of extensive fieldwork over ten years
    • Two well-known scholars who have been working in the area for many years and with many previous books on the subject
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    "A model microstudy whose policy implications reach far beyond the borders of Uttar Pradesh. Essential reading for students of microdemography, population policy, and of course, gender and reproduction in India." Population and Development Review

    "This book rests on first-class research and is crammed with careful analysis and valuable findings. It adds greatly to the literature on South Asian demography, and to our understanding of gender." John C. Caldwell, Journal of Developing Areas

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521466530
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 40 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An island of peace?
    2. Populating Bijnor
    3. 'In these expensive times'
    4. Women's agency and fertility
    5. Modern mindsets or empowered women?
    6. Fighting with numbers
    7. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Roger Jeffery, University of Edinburgh

    Patricia Jeffery, University of Edinburgh

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