What we do?

an interdisciplinary focus by publishing articles of “pure” demography and articles aiming to further a better knowledge of the interrelationship between demography and Statistics, biology, social and economic phenomena, connected with the evolution of the population.

About Demography India

Demography India is an Official Journal of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP) which is published twice in a year and now it is an open access peer-reviewed journal.

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Paper Submission

Authors need to register with IASP prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the submission.

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All Issues

The journal aims to provide a platform for researchers worldwide to promote and share cutting-edge knowledge and advances in different areas of population sciences.

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Message from the Chief-Editor

I am very happy to take over asthe Chief-Editor of Demography India, an online, biannual official publication of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP). Continuously been published for almost fifty years, it focuses on the population dynamics in India and abroad. Being interdisciplinary in nature, the journal provides a platform tothe national and international scholars working on multiple issues pertaining to population and development tocommunicate their research findings acrossthe different regions of the world. The articles published in the journal have always reflected the trend in population studies. Starting with technical concerns regarding estimation of fertility, mortality, migration, and urbanization in 1970s, over the years it has covered population policy issues, reproductive health concerns, gender, development and empowerment, nutrition, employment and the impact of digitalization. The journal is open to new ideas and frontier areas of quality research. Adding to its prestige, the journal has a sound peer review system.

Our aim is to add to the prestige of Demography India, through a rigorous system of peer review, a standard formatting and language editing to bring it at par with the best international journals on population and related subjects. Both theoretical and empirical research papers, articles and notes are invited from social scientists and demographers based on large scale data, small primary data, meta-analysis and new theoretical discoursesfor the consideration of publication.

On behalf of the IASP and the editorial team, I express sincere thanks to all the reviewers for helping the journal with their scholarly comments, and recommendations in time, to enable publication of good contributions.

Arun Kumar Sharma
Emeritus Professor of Sociology (Ret.)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Current Issue

Demography India Vol. 51, No. 2, December 2022

From the Chief Editor’s Desk

I am honored and delighted to have the esteemed privilege of presenting this issue of Demography India. In line with the rich tradition of IASP and Demography India, this particular issue covers a diverse range of topics concerning theoretical and practical demography. It encompasses insightful articles on various subjects, such as modeling the age distribution of infant deaths, understanding migration patterns based on aspirations, exploring self-employment and occupational mobility among return migrants from Gulf countries, evaluating the effectiveness of the ICDS program and ANC services, analyzing the impact of structural factors on menstrual health services, investigating the determinants of hypertension, examining factors influencing nutrition levels among women in South Asia, and assessing the quality of NSS data on morbidity. Moreover, there is a thought-provoking review article on gender, youth, and the demographic shifts occurring in India.

By publishing these articles, we aim to showcase our unwavering commitment to disseminating both technical and substantive research findings. We extend an open invitation to scholars and experts to contribute their work on themes related to demographic transition, program implementation, and critical analysis of population policies in India. We are confident that Demography India will continue to fulfill the data and methodological requirements of academicians, policymakers, and community organizations across the country. We also welcome research papers, articles, and notes on the international population situation, from researchers working abroad, particularly those with implications for policy-making in India.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to IASP and its president, Prof. Suresh Sharma, IEG, for entrusting me with the prestigious position of Chief Editor of this journal. I am deeply committed to maintaining the continuity and impact of the journal, ensuring its growth and relevance in the field. Furthermore, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all our reviewers for their valuable insights and timely feedback on the research papers submitted for publication. I also particularly thankful to IEG faculty and staff for various types of support in publishing the journal. A special acknowledgment is due to Dr. M. Vishnu Vardhana Rao, the outgoing Chief Editor, whose leadership played a pivotal role in shaping this issue.

With the unwavering support of the demographic community in India and abroad, as well as the collaboration of social scientists working on population, health, and public policy issues, we will elevate Demography India to new heights of academic quality and impact. Together, we will shape a journal that continues to serve as a valuable resource for knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making.

Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma
Chief Editor, Demography India



Gender, youth, and demographic shifts in India

Shireen J Jejeebhoy and Sanjay Kumar


Some Probability Models for Age at Infant Death and Estimation Procedure

Brijesh P. Singh, Shweta Dixit, and Deepak Kumar Maurya


Hypertension Predisposing Middle-aged Indians to Heart Diseases: Insights from NFHS-5 (2019-21)

S.K. Singh, Ayantika Biswas, Vrijesh Tripathi, Kirti Chauhan, and Gudakesh


Determinants of Nutritional Status among Women in South Asian Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study

Hanumant Waghmare, Nasim Ahamed Mondal, and Ravi Durga Prasad


Migration through aspiration: A model based investigation

Ardhendu Banerjee, Arindam Gupta, and Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay


Menstrual Knowledge, practices, and restriction among college going students in Lucknow, India

Absar Ahmad, Surbhi G. Gar, Suman Gupta, and Ruqayya Alvi

Who we are

Demography India, publishes high quality original research and emerging issues in population processes; dynamics of fertility, mortality, and migration; and linkages with socioeconomic, biological and environmental change across times, spaces, and cultures.

Dr. A.K. Sharma
Chief Editor

Dr. C.M. Pandey
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. Jyoti S. Hallad
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. Chander Shekhar
Associate Chief Editor

Dr. Gudakesh
Managing Editor

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chauhan
Associate Managing Editor

Ms. Priyanka Yadav
Associate Managing Editor

News and Announcements

Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start.


Demography India

Vol. 50, Special Issue: Emerging Research from Population Research Centres (PRCs), December 2021