Population, Gender and Politics: Demographic Change in Rural North India / Edition 1

Population, Gender and Politics: Demographic Change in Rural North India / Edition 1

by Roger Jeffery, Patricia Jeffery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466539

ISBN-13: 9780521466530

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466530
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Contemporary South Asia Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >