ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Lucid Primer

case, more practical than privatising generation of electricity, Pravin Visaria is at his usual best in analysing population trends, and it is not surprising that he is not as fertile as other authors in suggesting sure-fire remedies. He makes the valid but generally overlooked point that the favourable record of Kerala in reducing fertility rates is not all the result of desirable trends such as those in female literacy. It is also the result of negative factors such as the high pressure of population on land and the associated low proportion of rural male workers engaged in agriculture and the relatively high rates of open unemployment.

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