Demographic profile of scheduled caste population in rural Uttar Pradesh.

Abstract

Report of a survey of 542 Scheduled Caste couples conducted in the Mirzapur District (where 34% of the population belongs to this caste group) in 1976. The area is characterized by low agricultural yield, with working-age men working in unstable laboring jobs. High fertility is prevalent. Mean age at marriage is 19 for men, 14.3 for women. An average… (More)

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