The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

The Demographic Structure of the Indian Society

Question

What do you understand by demography?

Answer

It is a systematic study of population. The term demography is composed of two Greek words, i.e. demos (people) and graphein (describe) viz. describing number of people in a specified time-period in a territory/location or simply, description of people. It studies changes in—(i) Population size, (ii) Patterns of births, (iii) Deaths, (iv) Migration, (v) Structure and composition of the population E.g. relative proportion of women, men and different age groups.

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