By Charles Bukowski
Everyone's favourite soiled outdated guy returns with extra boozy stories of notable insanity.
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1 represents the fertility of half the districts, that is, the second and third quartiles. The fertility value in the "median" district appears in the centre of each box. The box, therefore, represents the central tendency and the intra-regional variance (among the districts of the same state). 12. See International Institute for Population Sciences (1995). For a new regional analysis of NFHS, see the estimates for 76 natural regions in Bhat and Zavier (1999). 13. See Mishra et al (1995). A new set of estimates is now available for 1991: District Level Estimates of Fertility and Child Mortality for 1991 ( 1997).
4) employ fertility estimates by Bhat (1998); we have held to one homogeneous source so as to limit the discrepancies which could result from different methods of evaluation. The main weakness of these figures lies in the nature of the evaluation of infant mortality. It will be noted that the figures, derived from decennial censuses, refer to fertility during the six preceding years. 18 The maps present a coherent and regular picture of the distribution of Indian fertility, with regional variations, which are sufficiently pronounced to enable of a detailed geographical interpretation.
If it is once again a question of a gradient effect, this principle obviously also holds on a smaller scale, for the influence of towns is rapidly diluted as soon as one moves away from them. This "urban effect" would also doubtlessly appear more clearly on the micro-regional scale. Moreover, it remains to explain why the effect of certain metropolises sometimes appears to be imperceptible or very weak in the interior of regions with a high fertility (around Delhi or Jaipur), or regions with a low fertility (around Kochi or Coimbatore).
Absence of the Hero (Uncollected Stories and Essays, Volume 2: 1946-1992) by Charles Bukowski