ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
-A A +A

Age of Marriage of Women and Population Growth-The Kerala Experience

Population Growth The Kerala Experience Leela Gulati In Kerala increase in the age of marriage by itself did not bring down the number of children a woman had. It was the reduction in infant mortality, due partly to the shift in the age of marriage but largely to improvement in medical and public health facilities, which improved the child survival rate and this in turn seems to have influenced the number of children a woman wanted to have.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top