This book examines the population and development issues, its relationships with supportive evidence and also identifies thrust areas of further research and action. The papers in this volume provide comprehensive analysis by utilizing the most recent data and information. By using the data from Census, NFHS, DLHS, NSSO and other sources, the recent scenario and emerging challenges are highlighted here. This book will be a ready reference material for demographers, social scientists, policy makers, programme managers and NGOs and those interested in population, health, gender, environment and developmental issues.
The volume is organized into seven major sections: