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Curbing population growth : lessons from India

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Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): David Ellis

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 1

Topic: Population and demographics (Family planning)

Type: Brief

Coverage: India

Abstract:

India was one of the first countries to establish a national population policy and family planning program to reduce the heavy social and economic burden of rampant population growth. And yet, according to United Nations predictions, by the year 2050 Indian could have more people than China. Can more be done to further slow the growth?