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With lower fertility rate, will south India lose out to north in finance?

In 2016, Tamil Nadu's total fertility rate-the number of children a woman will have in a lifetime-was the lowest among India's large states at 1.6

One of the child birth photographs. Child birth photography, a hit among sections of people in the West, is yet to catch up in India.(Photo: PTI)
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One of the child birth photographs. Child birth photography, a hit among sections of people in the West, is yet to catch up in India.(Photo: PTI)

Chaitanya Mallapur | IndiaSpend
As leaders of south Indian states raise concerns over the terms of reference for the 15th Finance Commission alleging that they would be at a disadvantage, south Indian states have reduced their fertility rates below replacement level, while the rate for states such as Bihar and Uttar Pradesh remains above the level, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data.
The replacement rate of fertility is 2.1, the level at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 8:32 AM IST

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