Awareness of the dimensions of the population explosion and awareness of the means of family planning among lower socio-economic class women in Pune, India

Indian J Soc Sci. Jul-Sep 1992;5(3):303-17.


PIP: The extent to which urban women of lower socioeconomic status in India are aware of the breadth of current population growth and its consequences, and of the means available to control their fertility, is explored using data collected in the city of Pune in 1991, concerning 219 women. The results suggest that about three-quarters were aware of the consequences, and about half knew how to practice family planning.

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Attitude*
  • Behavior
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Family Planning Services*
  • India
  • Knowledge*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Growth*
  • Poverty*
  • Psychology
  • Social Class
  • Socioeconomic Factors