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Beyond the billion : India’s demography at the beginning of the century

Christophe Z. Guilmoto


This paper offers a presentation of India’s demographic situation since the 1950s, using the recent provisional data from the 2011 census. The main topics covered are : population distribution, population growth and its regional variations, fertility decline, mortality and health situation, gender vulnerability, internal migration and urbanization, international migrations, population and resources.


India, Demography, Population

Working Paper 18
Working Paper 18
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