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Infant and Child Mortality during Famines in Late 19th and Early 20th Century India

The famine-epidemic relationship is an old one and subsumes several important issues. This paper attempts to infer regional variations of the extent of relative social protection and familial treatment to infants and children during subsistence crises that accompanied several famines in the late 19th and early 20th century in India.

Regional Variation in Demographic Consequences-of Famines in Late 19th and Early-20th Century India

Regional Variation in Demographic Consequences of Famines in Late 19th and Early 20th Century India Arup Maharatna India provides a good opportunity for analysing famine demography from a historical perspective. While analysis at an aggregate level provides an understanding of short-term demographic responses, analysis of inter-district variations helps to assess the relative importance of factors such as drought severity, relief provision, flow of migration, etc, that shaped the demographic outcome.

Bihar Famine, 1966-67 and Maharashtra Drought, 1970-73-The Demographic Consequences

Bihar Famine, 1966-67 and Maharashtra Drought, 1970-73 The Demographic Consequences Tim Dyson Arup Maharatna This paper compares the demographic consequences of the food crises in Bihar in 1966-67 and Maharashtra in 1970-73 in the light of recent writings by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen, It argues that while the available data show little sign of excess mortality in Bihar, we probably cannot exclude this possibility Certainly, mortality appears to have risen in the districts of southern Bihar, which were also those most affected by production failure.


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