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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.

Demography India Vol. 52, No. 2 (2023)

From the Chief Editor’s Desk

I am happy to present this issue of Demography India. This issue covers a diverse range of topics concerning theoretical and applied demography. It encompasses evidence-based research on subjects, such as transgender community in India, concept of temporary life expectancy, implications of Covid- 19 epidemic, relationship between social network and substance use, implications of income inequality between spouses on violence against women, relationship between awareness of MCH services and behavior, modelling of Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and strategies to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health + Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) strategy. Beginning from this issue, we are adding a section of commentary for interesting short articles. This time it is a paper on the journey of HMIS in India.

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, from both younger and established demographers and social scientists. We follow a rigorous, blind review policy. We also try 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 on population research in India. We extend an open invitation to scholars and experts to contribute their papers and articles on demographic change and its socio-economic implications, 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, Associate Managing Editor, Dr. Priyanka Yadav and staff for 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, views on published articles, notes, and commentaries. We will also be happy to receive books and reports for review in the journal. If you have published a book or report and you want it to be included in the next issue you may send two copies of it to the Managing Editor.

If you have any suggestion to improve the quality of the journal you may contact me directly at my email address: or

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



A Snapshot of Transgender Community in India

Neethu Mohan Naik, Shivani Gharge, and Sayeed Unisa


Association between Elderly Living Arrangement and Self-Assessed Health in India

Ajay Verma, Adrita Banerjee, Jadi Bala Komaraiah, and Achal Kumar Gaur