Population, Gender and Politics: Demographic Change in Rural North India / Edition 1by Roger Jeffery, Patricia Jeffery
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 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.
Table of Contents1. 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.
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