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Flashcards in Kerala Deck (13):
1

What is the population?

32 million

2

If it was its own country what stage would it be on the DTM?

Stage 4, alongside USA

3

What was the scheme called?

National Family Programme

4

What year was it launched?

1952

5

What did the communist government encourage?

social changes and smaller families

6

What % of babies are born in hospital?

95%

7

Adult literacy rate?

91% (USA is 96%)

8

How many years later do women marry and have first child than India?

marry 4 years later and first child 5 years later

9

Infant mortality?

10/1000

10

Infant mortality?

10/1000 (USA7)

11

Fertility rate?

1.66

12

How low is poverty in Kerala?

lowest in South India

13

Methods (8)

- Improving education standards
- Improving child health through vaccination programmes
- Providing free contraception
- Encouraging higher age of marriage
- Allowing maternity leave only for 2
- Extra retiring benefits for smaller families
- Land reform programme
- Adult literacy classes