Call edition 2012
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This paper gives us an analysis of the most important determinants which, on the one hand, may explain the variance of fertility in India on a regional and individual level and, on the other hand, may verify the various theories of fertility. The fact that the author chose India, offers a particularly favourable opportunity to that effect because of the extent, the demographic changes and the cultural diversity of that country. The author has been able to show the relationship between fertility and numerous other indicators, and to weigh them against each other. By fitting the demographic problems into the issue of developmental policy, the author, based on the analysis of a large and varied population, shows the predominance of socio-cultural development a a factor in the mutation of fertility.
This research constitutes a contribution to be taken into account by developmental policy.