As a part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, this compilation of papers is presented by eminent scholars at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi and discusses the links between population, health, human resources, and socioeconomic development in India. Providing detailed accounts of demographic transitions and their consequences for urbanization and development processes, this volume also offers a critical appraisal of population and health policies and paradigm shifts therein, and makes recommendations in order to achieve an optimum quality of life in India. Rich in data and technical analysis, this record will be a useful resource for social scientists, economists, policy makers, bureaucrats, and journalists.
S. C. Gulati is a professor at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi, India. He is the author and coauthor os several books, including Fertility in India: An Econometric Analysis of a Metropolis; India The State of Population 2007; and Migration, Common Property Resources and Environmental Degradation.