Population Gender and Politics

Author: Roger Jeffery
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521466539
Release Date: 1997-07-13
Genre: Social Science

Roger and Patricia Jeffery are well known for their work on religion and gender in South Asia. In their latest book, a study of the demographic processes of two castes in rural north India, they ask why fertility levels are higher among the Muslim Sheikhs than the Hindu Jats. They conclude that explanations can only partially be attributed to gender relationships and religion, and it is the economic and political interests of both groups which are the defining factors. Their marginal economic position provides little incentive for the Sheikhs to raise small families, while the Jats, who are locally dominant, are encouraged to use birth control and educate their children. The authors go on to demonstrate the significance of this analysis for a wider understanding of the problems of population and politics in India generally. The book will be invaluable for students of South Asia and for anyone interested in the demography of developing countries.

Girls schooling women s autonomy and fertility change in South Asia

Author: Roger Jeffery
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018353115
Release Date: 1996-08-05
Genre: Medical

Challenging the prevalent orthodox in policy circles in South Asia, Girls Schooling, Women's Autonomy, and Fertility Change in South Asia argues that sending girls to school is not the equivalent of birth control. This collection of both theoretical and empirical papers by some of the leading South Asian experts in demography and education provides valuable material. It demonstrates that simply educating girls is not sufficient to reduce birth rates, although that belief is still widely held. This volume maintains that an education is indeed valuable and essential for girls and that it should be justified and supported as such, but not because of some presumed impact on fertility decline, and that the focus on girls' schooling should not detract from the need to provide contraceptive, maternal, and child health services aimed at enabling couples to successfully plan the family sizes they want. Areas of interest for this engaging book include, demography and population studies, womens' studies, education, development studies, sociology and social anthropology.

Exploring Individual Modernity

Author: Alex Inkeles
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231515340
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Social Science

With contributions by David H. Smith, Karen A. Miller, Amar K. Singh, Vern L. Bengston, and James J. Dowd.

International Yearbook of Education

Author: Brian Holmes
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN: 9231030388
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Education

Content of yearbooks originates in the sessions of the International Conference on Education (ICE)

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress
ISBN: WISC:89126009174
Release Date:
Genre: Monographic series

Bibliographic Guide to Education

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005066092
Release Date: 2002

... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029376212
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sociology

Contains more that 300,000 records covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1963 to the present. Updated six times per year.