This book consists of twenty-one articles on varied themes revolving around the rural development and development statistics. Stochasic modeling of population size distribution, women and human development gender budgeting, health status of women and children, sex preference of health provides, value of child and fertility behaviour and policy formulation for health manpower inputs are some of the themes examined by the authors. Study of post tsunami rural transformation, innovative experiments in water resources, integrated watershed management, impact of land reforms,, NREGA, cooperrative, education, community colleges and SSA on rural poverty and employment also find a place in the book. The book also carries articles on adding life to statistics and the processes and problems of statistical information in the government offices.
This book is a compilation of short listed papers presented at the seminar by researchers, statisticians, academicians, and educational administrators of repute, associated with premier educational institutions in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.