Wyon, John B. & Gordon, John E. The Khanna Study: Population Problems in the Rural Punjab
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1971 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket
xxiii-437 pp., 119 figures, 42 tables, 5 appendices, glossary, Khanna Study Papers, references, index. Brown boards very slightly curved, minor edgewear, PO name inside, text has some margin notes, but text is not obscured. DJ lightly scuffed, 1" tear and edgewear along top, blank label past across bottom of spine.
"This volume describes a field study of population dynamics conducted in rural India between 1953 and 1959 and presents selected findings from a 1969 follow-up investigation. The aim of the study, which was motivated by the realization that rapid population growth was becoming a world health hazard, was to trace the changes in the size of population brought about be births, deaths, and migrations, and in its environment, as those changes affect community health and social well-being. The contributions of the study are threefold: it documents in detail as few other investigations do, demographic variation of a defined population over a prolonged period; it provides significant implications for future population studies in its careful account of a trial contraceptive program among poorly educated people in an underdeveloped country; its collateral research into factors influencing population dynamics yields important data and concepts applicable to local and national birth control programs. Included in text are numerous photographs, charts, graphs, tables and regional maps."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall