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. 52, No. 1, (January – June), 2023

From the Chief Editor’s Desk

I am happy to present this issue of Demography India. As earlier, this issue covers a diverse range of topics concerning theoretical and practical demography. It encompasses insightful articles on various subjects, such as a comparative study of populations of India and China, maternal and child health, modelling of mortality, illness, hospitalization and health expenditure, HIV testing and its impact, internal migration and gender discrimination at various stages of life.

I am particularly happy to share that we are getting good quality of papers from diverse institutes, research centers and universities in India and abroad, and from both younger and established demographers and social scientists. We follow a rigorous, blind review policy and still trying to communicate our decision regarding the status of the paper as early as possible. 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 changes, health and nutrition, program implementation, and critical analysis of state policies. We are confident that your journal Demography India will continue to fulfill the theoretical and methodological requirements of academicians, policymakers, and community organizations across the country.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to IASP president, Prof. Suresh Sharma, IEG, for supporting the activities of this journal. We are deeply committed to maintaining the continuity and impact of the journal, ensuring its growth and relevance in the field of demography. 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 thankful to the editorial team, particularly the managing editor Dr. Gudakesh, IEG faculty and staff for various types of support in publishing the journal.

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 a new height 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.

In addition to research papers, we would also welcome short research communiques, notes, and commentaries. We will also be happy to receive books and reports for review in the journal.

If you have any suggestion to improve the quality of the journal you may contact me directly at my email address: arunk@iitk.ac.in or 4aksharma@gmail.com

Arun Kumar Sharma, Senior Professor, IIT Kanpur (Ret.)
Chief Editor, Demography India



Spatial and Temporal Pattern of Internal and Inter-state Migration in West Bengal, India

Moslem Hossain, Sanjit Sarkar, Mriganka Dolui, and Mayank Praksh


Who is not Getting Tested for HIV/AIDS? Effects of Stigma, Knowledge, and Social Identity

Atreyee Sinha, Jasmine Beryl Lydia S, and Gyan Chandra Kashyap


Sex differences in Anaemia and its associated factors among Diabetes Mellitus in Southern Indian States

Neha Shri, Saurabh Singh, Deepanjali Vishwakarma, Santosh Kumar Sharma, Gudakesh, and Mordhwaj Pratap Singh


Modelling and Forecasting of Age Specific Mortality Rates in India

Diptismita Jena, Prafulla Kumar Swain, Manas Ranjan Tripathy, and Pravat Kumar Sarangi

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

Dr. 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