The Fertility Decline in India’s Kerala State: A Unique Example of Below Replacement Fertility in a High Fertility Country
decline in Kerala, which has evoked world wide interest, using historical
and recent data from direct and indirect sources. The three determinants
of fertility decline – changes in age at marriage; the use of effective family planning methods as a result of the state’s aggressive family planning program; and the unique Kerala characteristics - have contributed to the fall in fertility. Additional insights are provided by comparing this with similar fertility decline in six countries of the region.
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