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Socio-Economic and Demographic Differentials between Hindus and Muslims in India

Abusaleh Shariff
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 30, No. 46 (Nov. 18, 1995), pp. 2947-2953
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4403452
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Socio-Economic and Demographic Differentials between Hindus and Muslims in India
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Abstract

This paper reviews the socio-economic and demographic data according to religion available from various censuses, National Sample Survey and academic publications since the independence of India. Indicators such as, the structure and levels of employment, of living and of education according to religion are discussed. The fertility and mortality indicators, distribution and growth of population are also presented. The paper emphasises the need to strengthen the data based which would allow a study of ethnic and religious differentials in socio-economic and educational achievements.

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