Famines epidemics and population growth: the case of India.

  title={Famines epidemics and population growth: the case of India.},
  author={M. McAlpin},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  • M. McAlpin
  • Published 1983
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
The factors which determined Indias rate of population increase from 1872 until the present are examined and 3 periods with very different rates of population growth are distinguished. The annual rate of growth during the 1st period from 1872 until 1921 was only .37%; during the 2nd period from 1921 through 1951 it accounted for 1%; and since 1951 it has exceeded 2% a year. The traditional explanation for the sharp rise in population growth rates between the 1st and 2nd periods (improvements in… Expand
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