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India is predominantly a rural and agrarian society, and 72 percent of India's population lives in villages according to the 2001 census. Village size varies considerably in the country, with some villages having fewer than 50 residents and some having more than 10,000 residents. The study first...
Based on ethnographic accounts of Muslim survivors of ethnic strife in three cities of western India, and in particular on the voices of women, this paper draws attention to the impacts of such violence on the domains of kinship and family. It explores the implications of violence for the...
This study analyses nuptiality patterns in three Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan—over two decades preceding and one decade following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, using census and Demographic Health Survey data. Although marriage remained universal through...
This study examines the probability that an older adult—from one of six Asian societies sampled—lives in the same household or proximate to an adult child and how this probability fluctuates by the number of children, rural/urban residence, and several other covariates. Proximate residence is...
This article presents the demographic window in Mongolia and discusses the implications of different population policies for demographic development. Based on four different fertility scenarios, the development of future working age population (WAP), school-age population (SAP), and elderly...
Estimates of Thai crude birth and death rates date from 1920, when the former was around 20 per thousand higher than the latter, implying natural increase of two per cent per annum. Such disequilibrium cannot have been the norm over the long-term historical past, when population growth must have...
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