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Population case study - non-birth control - Kerala


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1960s
This is when Kerala's Progressive Education Policy (PEP) started
1 billion
this is the estimated population size of india
one of the highest
population growth rates in the world are in India
181 million
people have increased India's population in the last 10 years
2020
this is when India will be the worlds most populated country if its growth rate continues
half
of all Indian women cannot read or write
85%
of Kerala's women are literate
Advantage of educated women
They are more likely to keep their children healthy - infant mortality has dropped which has lead to a drop in birth rates so less children are being born as more are naturally surviving
Contraception
This is more widely available and is free
Status of women
This has improved significantly - women are regarded as a asset not a burden, they have a recerse dowry as the bridegroom's family pays money to the brides family, more girls go to universities than b
Land and the PEP
All families were only allowed 8 hectares of land - this is called land reform
Education and the PEP
Adult literacy was improved
Family size and the PEP
It promotes small families and late marriages
Kerala now has
A high life expectancy and low birth rate because of the PEP
Kerala is
A well off country due to the PEP