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Demographic Transition in Kerala Revisited

P N Mari Bhat S Irudaya Rajan Many competing hypotheses about Kerala's demographic transition have flourished and remained untested for long. This article undertakes a thorough review of demographic trends in Kerala by a careful scrutiny of evidence presented by various data sources. By employing a quantitative approach and using data for districts in and around Kerala, the authors test some of the hypotheses put forward to explain the shift in levels of birth and death rates. The article also briefly discusses the implications of the current declines for the future of the Kerala economy and assesses the prospects for a similar change elsewhere in India.

Age at Marriage How Much Change

Age at Marriage: How Much Change?
Malini Karkal S Irudaya Rajan There is no doubt that the age of marriage of girls has been showing an increasing trend over the years. However it continues to be much lower than the legally prescribed age and a large number of girls continue to be married at very young ages.

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