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Religion and Fertility: Buttressing the Case

overall fertility of Muslims is as high as 3.44 against 2.82 in Christians. Similarly, Religion and Fertility: though the gap between Hindu and Muslim fertility narrows down with advance in education, the gap in overall fertility is Buttressing the Case very wide. Thus, the gap in Muslim and B C MEHTA Jayaraj and Subramanian in their review (March 20, 2004: 1227-36) of Religious Demography of India authored by Joshi et al brought out the extent of the wilful misuse of demography and mathematical tools for buttressing the communal prejudices of the authors. In this short note, some additional information on religion and fertility is provided for supplementing the arguments of Jayaraj and Subramanian. These are based on the fertility tables of Census of India, 1991.

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