Stabilizing India’s population: easier said than done

Population and Societies

423, May 2006

India illustrates the paradox of the world population: even though birth control is widely practised and some tates have below-replacement fertility, the population is increasing rapidly and is expected to grow by 50% in the next 50 years. Jacques Véron gives two reasons for this paradox: a population that is still very young,and the Indian authorities’ past and present difficulty in taking population inertia into account.

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