Research Brief

Every year, IIPS undertakes many research studies on a number of themes related to population and health at the state and national levels using its own resources. The 'Research Brief Series' is a new initiative by the Institute to provide an opportunity to the faculty, Ph.D. scholars and visiting fellows to quickly disseminate the important findings of their research studies before they are published as a research report or in a scientific journal.

Onset of Non-Communicable Diseases in India, 2004-14

Dr. Sanjay K. Mohanty
April 2019

Non-Communicable Diseases are the leading cause of premature mortality, morbidity, hospitalization and disability globally and nationally (WHO, 2018; Forouzanfar et. al.,2016; Cao et.al.,2018; Mahal et.al., 2010).

Access to Household Amenities and Assets in India: A Census Based Study

Prof.K.S.James, Prof.H. Lhungdim, Prof. Harihar Sahoo and Mr.Prakash H. Fulpagare
May 2019

The Access to household amenities and assets has not been the prime concern of economic research vis-a-vis studies on poverty in India.

Returns of Fertility Decline among Uneducated Women in India

P. Arokiasamy
July 2007

Fertility transition in the Indian states is apace since the 1990s. Data from India's Sample Registration System (SRS) indicates that the crude birth rate and the total fertility rate declined respectively from 31 and 4.0 in 1991 to 24 and 2.6 in 2004. This emerging evidence points to the fact that bulk of fertility decline is now occurring among uneducated women.

Causes of Anaemia among Women in West Bengal

Sayeed Unisa, Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Tarun Kumar Roy
November 2007

Anaemia is a broad term applied to the condition in which there is inadequate or defective formaton formation of hemoglobinor defective maturation and formation of red blood cells (Swaminathan, 1985).

Levels, Trends and Structure Of Workforce in India: a Census Analysis (1981-2001)

R.B.Bhagat, K.C.Das, Daliya Sebastian and Soumya Mohanty
December 2007

he whole world witnessed a rapid progress in medical and public health technologies particularly after the World War II. Since then, advancement in the field of medicine and invention of vaccinations against infectious diseases largely arrested preventable deaths even in the poorest countries.

Women’s Treatment Seeking Behavior in Indian Systems of Medicine

Papiya Guha Mazumdar
January 2008

he whole world witnessed a rapid progress in medical and public health technologies particularly after the World War II. Since then, advancement in the field of medicine and invention of vaccinations against infectious diseases largely arrested preventable deaths even in the poorest countries.

Childlessness and its Consequences in India: Levels, Patterns and Differentials

Usha Ram
February 2008

Inability to have children is a possibility for both men and women. Often the ill-effects of childlessness are far more severe for women than they are for men. In some societies childless women are considered inauspicious and subjected to social discrimination like restriction on participating in social events or celebrations.

Population, Poverty and Environment in India

Dewaram A. Nagdeve
December 2008

Rapid population growth and poverty in a country deplete its natural resources and degrade the environment. Though their relationship is complex, population size and growth tend to expand and accelerate these human impacts on the environment….

Male Sexual Concerns and Prevention of HIV/STIs: RISHTA Approach

T. V. Sekher and Stephen Schensul
January 2009

To encourage male involvement in effective HIV/STI risk reduction, a research based intervention project entitled RISHTA(Research and Intervention in Sexual Health: Theory to Action and meaning ‘relationship ‘in Hindi /Urdu) was established in 2002 at IIPS. RISHTA sought to make a pioneering effort by linking male sexual health concerns (gupt rog) to HIV/STI risk reduction in three slum communities in metropolitan Mumbai.

A Statistical and Geographical Analysis of Changes Over Time in the Religious Composition and Distribution of Population in India: A Study at The District Level

Ponnapalli K. Murthy andFaujdar Ram
August 2009

Religion is defined as "one of the oldest basic socio-cultural characteristics associated with the mankind and civilizations created by them over thousands of years of known history. Different communities and people perceive religion in their own way."

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