Some Observations on the Population of British Guiana.

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      In this paper the author discusses the demographic position of the colony of British Guiana. He outlines the racial composition of the population and shows the necessity for treating the two largest sections of the population, the East Indians and the Negroes, separately. After assessing the adequacy of the statistical material a detailed study of mortality and fertility shows that the colony had entered an era population expansion by 1931. At that time 'for the first time in its history the gap between births and deaths was of sufficient magnitude to result in substantial growth without recruitment from overseas'. The East Indian section of the population to be capable of a considerably high rate of reproduction for some time come but with people of African descent there is some suggestion that the principle of voluntary parenthood is now accepted in the middle and upper classes and may permeate to the other classes in time. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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