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

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Overpopulation and the Rural Poor

M V Nadkarni Is the poverty of the poor due to 'overpopulation'?
This study, based on a socio-economic survey of six villages in the command area of the Jayakwadi Irrigation Project in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, examines the workforce in six villages to test the popular hypothesis that rural households, particularly the poor ones, are burdened with excessive population. The evidence does not support the hypothesis. The poor households find their manpower an asset

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