Projection of Subnational Social Heterogeneity in India

Speringer M & KC S (2015). Projection of Subnational Social Heterogeneity in India. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.

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Abstract

This study is motivated by two research questions: (1) How does the accounting for socioeconomic heterogeneity, measured by educational attainment, improve population projections for India?, and (2) How will changing patterns in urbanization affect the population projection, depending on the spatial scale (national vs. subnational) considered in the projections?
Projections at national and subnational level can provide essential information for planning and implementing government policies, including the allocation of budget and resources. In a country like India national projections would be too short sighted considering its sheer population size of 1.2 billion inhabitants in 2011.
We aim to show not only the spatial and social heterogeneity of urban and rural India, but also how we implemented this in our subnational projection model. This allows us to show the potential population development of India up to 2050 and how and why the consideration of different spatial levels affect the projection outcome.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 14:02
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 13:00
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11781

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