objectives of Phase 1 was to prepare an updated synthesis of regional
demographic trends in South India, with special focus on fertility and
its social and demographic components.
Reports form Phase
A can be downloaded from here (word files in zip format).
note that these reports are preliminary. Chapters from our
collective book have been later derived thereof.
These maps have
been prepared from village level data. The child-woman ratio is used
as an indicator of fertility levels. As
the population of villages can be extremely small, child-woman ratios
computed in these localities can take erratic values. Therefore, villages
were initially clustered into spatial aggregates for which child-woman
ratios are computed. We then computed a surface map using the kriging
technique and finally a contour map. Details on the methodology can
be found in our PPSS.