Household Partition in a North Indian Village 1958-2009

Floriane Bolazzi , Università degli Studi di Milano
Marco Fregoni, Università degli Studi di Milano

The paper analyses whether specific demographic behaviours, i.e. control of fertility and household partition, have been evolving in rural India with increasing demographic pressure on land. Using longitudinal data from 1958 to 2009 of the full population in a north Indian village, we analyse the determinants of household partition at individual and household levels over time, assessing the role of land owning and fertility and whether caste specificities influence these responses.

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 Presented in Session P1. Poster Session Fertility, Family and the Life Course