Population of India

Trends in Ageing Population in India

October 29, 2016

Most of developed countries define an “elderly” as a person who has crossed 65 years of his / her life. However, in Indian context, the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999 defines ‘senior citizen’ or ‘elderly’ as a person who is of age 60 years and above....

Demographic Transition Theory

December 14, 2015

The demographic transition theory studies the relationship between economic development and population growth. It discusses about changes in birth rate and death rate and consequently growth rate of population in assonance with the process of growth and development. It is also used to describe and predict the...

What are the ‘Canvasser’ method and ‘householder’ method of enumeration?

December 13, 2015

‘Canvasser’ and the ‘Householder’ methods are the two recognised methods of census enumeration. Under the ‘Canvasser’ method the enumerator approaches every household and records the answer on the schedules himself after ascertaining the particulars from the head of the household or other knowledgeable persons in the  This...