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Fertility Differential in Kerala and West Bengal- Equity-Fertility Hypothesis as Explanation

West Bengal Equity-Fertility Hypothesis as Explanation Moni Nag This paper examines John Ratcliffe's social justice hypothesis of demographic transition which holds that the larger decline of fertility in Kerala compared to any other Indian State reflects its unique success in reducing inequities in income and wealth as well as in promulgating an equitable distribution of educational and health services.

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