TREND OF SYNTHETIC PARITY PROGRESSION RATIO (SPPR) OF INDIA: EVIDENCE FROM NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEYS
Fertility dynamics have been studied in this paper from 1977 to 2015. Regional fertility changes are analyzed using all four rounds of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data. Synthetic Parity Progression Ratios (SPPR) and Total fertility rate (based on PPR) are used to analyze the fertility trend. Except for first parity, there is a decline in second and higher order birth of all the six regions. Reduction of third and higher order birth is the main reason for this decline.