Twenty-first Century India: Population, Economy, Human Development, and the Environment

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Tim Dyson, Robert Cassen, Leela Visaria
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 414 pages
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This book is the culmination of a large research project led by a distinguished team of researchers. It explores the links between population growth and economic development in India, with particular reference to issues of the environment and human development. On present trends India is set to become the world's largest population, and this book seeks to give a general account of India's future under this expected growth, and derive policy conclusions from analysis of this account.

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Tim Dyson is Professor of Population Studies at the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics. Educated in England and Canada, he has held visiting positions at the Australian National University in Canberra, the International Institute of Population Sciences in Mumbai, and the American University of Beirut. Between 1994 and 1996 he was President of the British Society for Population Studies, and in 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Robert Cassen is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. He has held positions at Queen Elizabeth House and St. Antony's College at the University of Oxford, the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and the World Bank. Leela Visaria is Professor at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad. She has been an Associate Professor at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research in Ahmedabad, a research demographer at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington DC, and a demographer at the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand.

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