Further reading



Basu, A. Culture, the status of women and demographic behaviour. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992.

Bose, Ashish. From population to people, vols. I and II. New Delhi: D.K. Fine Art Press, 1988.

Bose, Ashish. India’s population policy – changing paradigm. New Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1996.

Brown, George F., Anrudh K. Jain and John Gill. Analysis of population policies and programmes in India. New York: Population Council, 1987.

Caldwell, J.C., P.C. Reddy and P. Caldwell. The causes of demographic change: experimental research in South India. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

Dasgupta, Monica, Lincoln C. Chen and T.N. Krishnan (eds). Women’s health in India: risk and vulnerability. Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Dasgupta, Monica, Lincoln C. Chen and T.N. Krishnan (eds). Health, poverty and development in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Dison-Mueller, Ruth. Population policies and women’s rights: transforming reproductive choice. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1993.

Gittelsohn, Joel, Margaret E. Bentley, Pertti J. Pelto, Moni Nag, Saroj Pachauri, Abigail D. Harrison and Laura T. Landman (eds). Listening to women talk about their health issues and evidence from India. New Delhi: Ford Foundation and Har-Anand Publications, 1994.

GOI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Family welfare programme in India: year book, 1995-96. New Delhi: Department of Family Welfare.

GOI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Manual on community needs assessment approach in family welfare programme. New Delhi: Department of Family Welfare: 1998.

GOI, Department of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. National population policy 2000. New Delhi.

International Institute for Population Sciences. National family health survey (MCH and Family Planning), India 1992-93. Bombay: International Institute for Population Sciences, 1995.

International Institute for Population Sciences.India: national family health survey (NFHS-2), 1988-99. Mumbai: International Institute for Population Sciences, 1999.

Jain, Anrudh (ed). Managing quality of care in population programmes. West Hartford: Kumarian Press, 1992.

Jeffery, Roger and Alaka M. Basu (eds). Girls’ schooling, women’s autonomy and fertility change in South Asia. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996.

Jeffery, Roger and Patricia Jeffery. Population, gender and politics: demographic change in rural north India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Koenig, Michael A. and M.E. Khan (eds). Improving quality of care in India’s family welfare programme: the challenge ahead. New York: Population Council.

Krishnaraj, Maithreyi, et al. (eds). Gender, population and development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Measham, Anthony R. and Richard A. Heaver. India’s family welfare program: moving to a reproductive and child health approach. Directions in Development series: Washington D. C.: The World Bank, 1996.

Miller, B.D. (ed) Sex and gender hierarchies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Narayana G. and John F. Kantner. Doing the needful: the dilemma of India’s population policy. Boulder: Westview, 1992.

Pachauri, R.K. and Lubina F. Qureshy (eds). Population, environment and development. New Delhi: Tatal Energy Research Institute (TERI), 1997.

Pachauri, Saroj (ed). Implementing reproductive health agenda in India: the beginning. New Delhi: Population Council, 1999.

Pai Panandikar, V. A., et al. Family planning under the emergency policy: implications of incentives and disincentives. New Delhi: Radiant.

Patel, Tulsi. Fertility behaviour: population and society in a Rajasthan village. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Pathak, K. B, U.P. Sinha and Arvind Pandey (eds). Dynamics of population and family welfare. Bombay: Himalaya Publishing House, 1994.

Rajan, S. Irudaya (ed). India’s demographic transition: a reassessment. New Delhi: M.D. Publications, 1997.

Ramasubban, Radhika and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy (eds). Women’s reproductive health in India. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2000.

Ray, Bharati and Aparna Basu (eds). From independence towards freedom: Indian women since 1947. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Repetto, Robert. Second India – revisited: population, poverty and environmental stress over two decades. Washington D.C.: World Resources Institute, 1994.

Satia, J.K. and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy (ed). The demographic challenge: a study of four large Indian states. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Sen, Gita, G. Adreine Germain and Lincoln C. Chen (eds). Population policies reconsidered: health, empowerment and rights. Boston: Harvard School of Public Health, 1994.

Srinivasan, K. (ed) Population policy and reproductive health. New Delhi: Hindustan Publishing Corporation, 1996.

Srinivasan, K and M. Vlassoff (eds). Population-development nexus in India: challenges for the new millennium. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 2001.

The Probe Team. Public report on basic education in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Tinker, Ann. Improving women’s health in India. Washington D.C.: The World Bank, 1996.

Vijayanunni, M. Policies, programmes and population change in India. Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corporation,1995.

Visaria, Leela and P. Visaria. Prospective population growth and policy options for India, 1991-2001. New York: The Population Council, 1996.

Visaria, Pravin and Vijaylaxmi Chari. India’s population policy and family planning programme: yesterday, today and tomorrow, in Anrudh Jain (ed) Do population policies matter? fertility and politics in Egypt, India, Kenya and Mexico. New York: Population Council, 1998.

Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI). State of India’s health. New Delhi: VHAI, 1992.



Bose, Ashish. National population policy 2000: Swaminathan to Shanmugham. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 35(14): 25 March 2000: 1058.

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Das, R.K. and Purnamita Dasgupta. Child health and immunisation. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 35(8&9): February 2000: 645-655.

Dreze, Jean, A. Guio and M. Murthi. Demographic outcomes, economic development and women’s agency. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 31(27): 1996: 1739-42.

Dreze, Jean and Mamta Murthi. Fertility, education, and development: evidence from India. ‘Population and Development Review’ 27(1): March 2001: 33-64.

Dyson, Tim and M. Moore. On kinship structure, female autonomy and demographic behaviour in India. ‘Population and Development Review’ 9(1): 1983: 35-60.

Freedman, Lynn P. and Stephen I. Isaacs. Human rights and reproductive choice. ‘Studies in Family Planning’ 24(1): January/February 1993: 18-30.

Goyal, R.P. Raising female age at marriage: priority in India’s population policy and programmes. ‘Demography India’ 18(1 & 2): 1989: 177-182.

Jejeebhoy, Shireen J. Empower women, ensure choices: key to enhancing reproductive health. Paper prepared for safe motherhood matters: 10 years of lessons and progress, a technical consultation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: October 1997: 18-23.

Mahadevan, K., C.H. Tuan, V.B.K. Nair and M. Sumangala. The differential development and dilemma in population growth: perspectives from India. ‘Demography India’ 20(1): 1991: 15-28.

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Pachauri, Saroj. Defining a reproductive health package for India: a proposed framework. South and East Asia Regional Working Paper 4: New Delhi: The Population Council, 1995.

Pai Panandiker, V.A and P.K. Umashankar. Fertility control and politics in India, in Jason L. Finkle and C. Alison McIntosh (eds.) The new politics of population: conflict and in consensus in family planning. ‘Supplement to Population and Development Review’ 20: 1994: 89-104.

Ramasundaram, S. Implementation of population and related policies: reproductive health and family welfare – an overview. Paper presented at a seminar on population policy in India: review and reconsideration. Jaipur: 17-19 February 1995.

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Registrar General, India. Census of India 2001, Series-1, India, provisional population totals, paper 1 of 2001. Delhi, Controller of Publications, 2001.

Sen, Amartya. Population policy: authoritarianism versus cooperation (mimeo). London: London School of Economics, 1996.

Townsend, J.W. and M.E. Khan. Target setting in family planning programmes: problems and potential alternatives. ‘Demography India’ 22(1): 1993: 113-125.

Tsui, A.O., A.I. Hermalin, J.T. Bertrand, J. Knowldes, J. Stover and K.J. Stewart. Evaluating family planning program impact: need initiatives on priority question. ‘Demography India’ 22(2): 1993: 133-154.

Visaria, Leela and Vimala Ramachandran. From family planning to reproductive health: emerging issues. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 32(36): 12 September 1997.

Visaria, Leela, S. Jejeebhoy and Tom Merrick. From family planning to reproductive health: challenges facing India. ‘International Family Planning Perspectives’ 25: Supplement, January 1999: s44-s49.

Vasaria, Leela and Pravin Visaria. Reproductive health in policy and practice. Washington D.C.: Population Reference Bureau, 1998.

Visaria, Pravin and Leela Visaria. Demographic transition: accelerating fertility decline in the 1980s. ‘Economic and Political Weekly’ 29: 1994: 3281-92.

Visaria, Pravin. Demographic transition and policy responses in India. ‘Demography India’ 24(1): 1995: 1-12.



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