Hindu Population Growth in Bangladesh: A Demographic Puzzle

  title={Hindu Population Growth in Bangladesh: A Demographic Puzzle},
  author={M. Moinuddin Haider and Mizanur Rahman and Nahid Kamal},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Demography},
The Hindu population in Bangladesh declined from 22% to 9% from 1951–2011. This paper analyses longitudinal data from the Matlab Health and Demographic Surveillance System for 1989–2016 to quantify the role of fertility, mortality, and international migration in explaining differential growth rates between Muslims and Hindus. The Hindu population has been growing at a slower rate than adherents of other religions, resulting in a decline in their relative share in the national population. Hindus… 
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