Kerala Case Study - Population Change - Geography GCSE

An alternative birth control programme

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Introduction to Kerala's birth control programme

Location: Kerala, India

Population: 32 million people

  • 3.2% of India's population
  • The population density is 3 times the Indian average
  • The population growth rate is the lowest in India

Kerala is a region which has gone through to the 4th stage in the Demographic Transition Model

  • While the GDP per capita is low compared with rich countries, it is high compared with the rest of India and other low-income countries.
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What Kerala's policy has involved in order to redu

  • Improve education standards
    -most villages have free libraries
  • Treating girls and boys equally
    -now more girls go to university than boys 
  • Providing adult literacy classes in towns and villages
  • Educating people to understand the benefits of having smaller families
  • Reducing infant mortality so people no longer need to have to many children
  • Improving child health through vaccinations
  • Providing free contraception and advice
  • Encouraging a higher age of marriage
  • Allowing maternity leave for only the first two babies
  • Providing extra retirement benefits for those with smaller families
  • Following a land reform programme
    -Land was distributed so no one was landless, but no family was allowed more than 8ha, and every one could be self-sufficient 
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