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Contrasts in Vital Rates: Madras and Punjab in the Colonial Period

  title={Contrasts in Vital Rates: Madras and Punjab in the Colonial Period},
  author={O. Saito and Mihoko Takahama and R. Kaneko},
It is well known that there have been persistent differences in demographic rates between northern and southern areas in post-independence India: in the north marital fertility is higher, infant mortality higher and life expectancy shorter than in the south. As Tim Dyson has shown for infant mortality, this probably has pre-independence origins. In this paper the post-WWII contrasts in demographic performances between north and south India will be traced back to the colonial period. By choosing… Expand
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