ISBN: 9788131303528, Publishing Date: 2008-01-01 Publisher: Aph Publishing House
This book is based on extensive diagnostic demographic study focusing on institutional matrix of family planning and family welfare among thre sections of population living in coastal and tribla regions of Orissa. The findings of this piece of empirical study answer various controversial issues relating to differential sex ration among scheduled tirbe of Gajapati hills as compared to general caste population and scheduled caste population of coastal Orissa. An attempt has been made to proble socio-cultural factors promoting female foeticide prevalent in some communites. The value of children as perceived by the parents contributes significantly to family formation and preference of one sex over other. The author has critically examined this aspect. This book provides insights for improving delivery of health care service in rural and tribal regions of Orissa through decentralised community participation and management.
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