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Population Dynamics in Contemporary South Asia

Health, Education and Migration

  • Anuradha Banerjee
  • Narayan Chandra Jana
  • Vinod Kumar Mishra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Social Issues—Health and Health Care Services

  3. Socio-economic Issues—Education and Occupation

  4. Mobility and Migration

  5. Quality of Life

About this book


This book discusses the sequential development of population research in India, focusing on contemporary issues like demography, population studies, geography, sociology, urban studies and many more. It describes the problems related to the underdeveloped regions in India, Nepal and Bangladesh and includes tabular representations of the analyzed data as well as visual representations/illustrations in the form of graphs and maps. Further, it features fascinating case studies on primary field-research experiences. Presenting interdisciplinary contributions, the book is divided into four sections: the first part examines social issues related to health, while the second explores social sustainability, lifestyles, and cultural aspects. The third and fourth sections address migration and quality of life, respectively. The book is of interest to students studying demography, as well as researchers and policymakers in the fields of population studies, geography and sociology.


Population Dynamics Changing pattern of Population Population and Development Migration in South Asia Health and Morbidity in South Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Anuradha Banerjee
    • 1
  • Narayan Chandra Jana
    • 2
  • Vinod Kumar Mishra
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Departmrnt of GeographyThe University of BurdwanBarddhamanIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of Dalit StudiesNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Prof. Anuradha Banerjee is a Professor of Geography at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.  Her research interests include urbanization and urban environment; population issues including maternal and child health; reproductive health; sexual health, HIV/AIDS; human ecology; development studies (women’s and child development); human settlements; issues of uneven development; exclusion and discrimination; and application of remote sensing and GIS in geographical analysis.  She has published numerous articles in national and international journals, and 2 academic books.

Dr. Narayan Chandra Jana is a Professor at the Department of Geography, the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India, and an applied geographer with postgraduate and doctoral degrees in Geography, postgraduate degree in Disaster Mitigation, a PG diploma in Sustainable Rural Development and diploma in Tourism Studies. He has published Seven books and 100 research articles. He is a member of the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Landscape Systems and Ecological Studies and member of the advisory board of the journal Earth Surface Review. His interests include applied geomorphology, hazards & disasters, environmental issues, land use and rural development. 

Dr. Vinod Kumar Mishra is an Assistant Professor, IIDS, New Delhi. He has a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with specialization in population geography. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.  His main research areas are urbanization, poverty, health, social exclusion, and social protection programmes. He is the managing editor of the Journal of Social Inclusion Studies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Population Dynamics in Contemporary South Asia
  • Book Subtitle Health, Education and Migration
  • Editors Anuradha Banerjee
    Narayan Chandra Jana
    Vinod Kumar Mishra
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-1667-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-1668-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXV, 437
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
    Human Geography
    Sociology, general
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