Population, Gender and Health in India: Methods, Processes and Policies

Population, Gender and Health in India: Methods, Processes and Policies


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Bringing together contributions from various scholars, this record discusses India’s demographic changes, its gender and health system, and its health policies and programs. This detailed account highlights achievements and challenges facing the country in the area of population, gender, and health in different settings and also suggests new methods of analyzing the relationships between them. This volume, undoubtedly, will be a useful guide to students, researchers, and policy makers in India and across the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788171888092
Publisher: Academic Foundation
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 590
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

K. S. James is a professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the coeditor of Demographic Change, Health Inequality and Human Development in India. Arvind Pandey is the director of the National Institute of Medical Statistics, at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in New Delhi, India, and the president of the Indian Association for the Study of Population and Indian Society for Medical Statistics. Dhananjay W. Bansod is an assistant professor at the ISEC in Bangalore, India. Lekha Subaiya is an assistant professor at ISEC and a former employee of ORC Macro.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures 9

About the Editors/Contributors 23

Foreword 29

Preface 31

1 Demographic Change, Gender and Health in India: Theory and Evidence K.S. James 33

Section I Demographic Processes and Methods

2 Population Research and Millennium Development Goals in India Arvind Pandey R.M. Mishra Nandini Roy K.M. Sathyanarayana 47

3 Demographic Techniques for Sub-National Estimation: A Preliminary Appraisal K. Srinivasan 67

4 Modelling of Distribution of Age at Marriage: A Bayesian Approach H.K. Singh G.P. Singh R.D. Singh Rahul O.P. Singh 89

5 Fertility Change in Uttar Pradesh: A Parity Progression Ratio Approach Raian Kumar K.K. Singh Briiesh P. Singh 109

6 A Statistical Analysis of Unmet Need for Family Planning in Orissa Ranjana Kar G.K. Panda Prabhaker Mishra T. Sahu 119

7 Factors Affecting Postpartum Non-Susceptible Period in Orissa: A Multivariate Survival Analysis with-Time Dependent Covariates Damodar Sahu Arvind Pandey B.K.Gulati Nomita Chandhiok 139

8 Measuring Bangladesh's Ageing Process: Past and Future M. Nazrul Islam Dilip C. Nath 153

9 Migration Situation in Northeast India R. Lusome R.B. Bhagat 167

Section II Gender, Development and Health

10 Tracking India's Sex Ratio at Birth: Evidence of a Turnaround P.M. Kulkarni 191

11 Ultrasound Sonography Centres and Child Sex Ratio across Maharashtra: A District Level Analysis R. Nagaratan S. Mulay 211

12 Living Arrangement and Health Status of Widows in India Rajesh Kumar Rai Sayeed Unisa 229

13 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Treatment Seeking Behaviour among MSM: A Study of MSM Community in Mumbai Ashish Kumar Mishra A.K. Sharma 247

14 Son Preference and Contraceptive Use in Madhya Pradesh: Empirical Evidence from NFHS-III Vandana Gautam 279

15 Health Consequences in the Setting of Partner Abuse in India: Revelations from NFHS-3 K.R. Anithakumari 299

16 Increasing Caesarean Section Delivery in India: Concern for Women Health? Sancheeta Ghosh K.S. James 315

17 The Effect of Adolescent Pregnancy on Poor Birth Outcomes: Does it Differ between Rural and Urban Areas? N. Kavitha 333

18 Prevalence of RTIs/STIs among Married Women and their Determinants in Rural and Urban Areas of Madhya Pradesh: An Analysis of DLHS-RCH-2 Data N. Audinarayana 349

19 HIV/AIDS Awareness among Karnataka Women: Analysis of RCH-II Data K.S. Umamani 367

20 Sexual Behaviour of Adolescent Unmarried Munda Girls Migrated for Work in Unorganised Sector Ruby Alambusha Sulabha Parasuraman 391

Section III Health Care Programme, Participation and Evaluation

21 A Strategy for Scaling Up HIV Services: Experiences from Karnataka in South India Reynold Washington J. Krishnamurthy K.H. Prakash Mrunal Shetye B.M. Ramesh Stephen Moses James Blanchard 433

22 Socio-Economic Inequalities in Utilisation of Delivery Care Services in India Praveen Kumar Pathak S.K. Mohanty Ravi Prakash Archana Kujur 447

23 Public-Private Differential in Health Care and Health Care Cost in India: The Case of In-patients Holendro Singh Jiten Kumar Singh 461

24 A Multi Method Assessment of Anaemia and Response to Iron Supplementation among Women in West Bengal, India Sayeed Unisa Tarun Kumar Roy Sujata Ganguly Anaemia Study Group 475

25 Utilisation of Integrated Child Development Services in Southern India Sajini B. Nair Anil Kumar K. K.R. Anithakumari 493

26 National Rural Health Mission: Innovations from the State of Andhra Pradesh K. Anand Reddy 505

27 Perceived Risk and Behaviour Among Youth: A Comparative Study of High and Low HIV Prevalent States in India Dhananjay W. Bansod 519

28 Do People Approve Teaching Family Life Education Topics in Schools in India? T.N. Bhat 541

29 Effect of Household Environment upon Respiratory Health of Children in India: A Regional Study Based on NFHS-III Angan Sengupta 569

30 A Critical Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour About HIV/AIDS in India T.S. Sanal 583

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