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Adjustment in the Total Fertility Rate in the Context of India
Authors: Chakraborty, Sandip, and Chander Shekhar
Source: Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 52, No. 1, pages 7-17
Topic(s): Fertility
Country: Asia
Published: JUN 2006
Abstract: The article discusses the adjustment made in the calculation of total fertility rate in India. The established total fertility rates are considered to comprise of a quantum and a tempo component. The quantum component is characterized as the total fertility rate that must be observed without changes in the timing of childbearing which the total fertility is measured. The adjusted fertility rates in both National Family Health Survey 1 and 2 signify that the total fertility rate in India and its major states is linear.