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 future population...

Dependency Ratio

December 14, 2015

Dependency ratio refers to the ratio of persons of ages under 15 years and over 64 years to the persons of ages 15-64 years. The persons below 15 years and above 64 years are defined dependent while persons between 15-64 years age are defined as economically productive. Dependency Ratio...

What are the De-facto and De-jure enumeration in Census?

December 13, 2015

An important question pertaining to enumeration that always arises at a Population Census is whether the population should be counted on a de-facto basis i.e. at the place where a person is actually found on the reference date of the census or on a de-jure basis i.e., count a...

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 is followed...

When was first Census conducted in India?

December 13, 2015

The earliest references of Census in India can be traced back to the Mauryan period in Kautilaya’s ‘Arthashastra’ (321-296 BC) and later during the Mughal period in the writings of Abul Fazl (1595-96) in the ‘Ain-e-Akbari’.  Census, in its present scientific form was conducted non-synchronously between 1865 and 1872...