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What were Kerala's strategies for population change?

focused on social changes to create a society that encourages, but doesn’t enforce, smaller families.

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What were Kerala's policies?

-Improving education standards and treating girls as equal with boys
-Providing adult literacy classes in towns and villages
-Educating people to understand the benefits of smaller families
-Reducing infant mortality so people no longer need to have so many children
-Improving child health through vaccination programmes
-Providing free contraception and advice
-Encouraging a higher age of marriage
-Allowing maternity leave for the first 2 babies only
-Providing extra retirement benefits for those with small families
-Following a Land Reform Programme (links with Food Supply Issues)
 


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When did Kerala's population change focus start?

The 1960s

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Effects of the policies

-birth rate was lowered
-free library's in most villages
-more girls go to university than boys
-no one was landless
-no family could have more then 8 hectares of land (disadvantage for big families)

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What is Kerala's life expectancy and how does this differ from the average of the rest of India?

71 compared to the rest of India which is 64

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