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Opinion  /  Published 01.02.22

Dipping numbers

In the politics of population, the magic number is 2.1. That is ‘replacement level’: if a country’s total fertility rate (the average number of children a woman has in her lifetime) ...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findings of the National Family Health Survey-5, therefore, come as a breath of fresh air: it ha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.21

Imbalanced: UP population policy

The balancing act eludes the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The new population policy unveiled by the Yogi Adityanath government — it claims to usher in ‘balance among communities’...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 25.08.19

Funds for literacy dry up

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By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Population policy pitfalls for girl child

“Coercive” population-control policies such as Assam’s decision to deny government jobs to people with two or more children can pull down fertility rates but they also impede the progress of soc...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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