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Contextualising Demographic and Development Divide in Districts of India

  • Sanjay K. Mohanty
  • Udaya S. Mishra
  • Rajesh K. Chauhan
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Abstract

The Indian districts are perfect laboratory to understand the demographic diversity, pattern of development and test the newer hypotheses. Besides, districts are the basic administrative unit and the periodic assessment on spatial pattern of development is an essential input in national and regional planning. While data limitation is often cited for limited district-specific analyses, the data gap in many key variables is bridging over time. This chapter describes the theoretical rationale of understanding the demographic and development divide in districts of India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjay K. Mohanty
    • 1
  • Udaya S. Mishra
    • 2
  • Rajesh K. Chauhan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Fertility StudiesInternational Institute for Population SciencesMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Development StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia
  3. 3.Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Planning DepartmentGovernment of Uttar PradeshLucknowIndia

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