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

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Levels and Trends in Indian Fertility-A Reassessment

A Reassessment P N Mari Bhat Using the 1991 Census data on the number of children in the age group 0-6 years, this paper attempts to assess the trends in birth rate in the 1980s. For purposes of comparison similar estimates have also been made from the 1981 Census data. Overall the demographic scenario revealed by the 1991 Census is one of dynamism rather than stagnation of levels.

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