Demography and Religion in India
This book examines the importance of religion for demographic behaviour in India. It offers evidence that religious differences in fertility are due in fact to socio-economic characteristics and makes recommendations for population policies in countries characterized by religious pluralism.
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An Overview of Religion
An Examination of the Impact
Mythical Origins Presentday Realities
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