Infant Mortality, Population Growth and Family Planning in India
An Essay on Population Problems and International Tensions
Edited by S. Chandrasekhar
Routledge – 1978 – 404 pages
First published in 1972, this reissue deals with the crucial issue of population explosion, one of the most crucial problems facing the contemporary developing world. Written by a world-renowned demographer and family planning specialist, the book deals specifically with the Indian experience.
Reviewing population change in India over the last century, Professor Chandrasekhar focuses on three key issues: the socioeconomic repercussions of reduced infant mortality in twentieth-century India; the rapid population growth from 1871 and its implications on India’s efforts to raise her standard of living; and finally India’s valiant efforts to promote family planning amongst her hundred million married couples.
1. Population Census and Vital Statistics in India 2. Measurement of Infant Mortality 3. Infant Mortality in India and the World 4. Causes of Infant Mortality 5. Nutrition and Infant Welfare 6. Population Growth, Infant Mortality and Family Planning 7 . The Fight Against Infant Mortality and for the Small Family Norm