Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 30

1 Which among the following measure used by ‘Rele’ for calculating fertility from age distribution of population ?
1 Reverse Survival Method
2 Parity Ratio Methods of Fertility
3 Child Woman Ratio
4 P/F Ratio

Answer: Parity Ratio Methods of Fertility
2 Since when Indian census has departed from income approach while defining worker ?
1 1951
2 1961
3 1971
4 1981

Answer: 1951
3 Which one of the following is the most appropriate measure to compare fertility across different states in India ?
1 Crude Birth Rate
2 Totle Fertility Rate
3 Age - specific Fertility Rate
4 None of the above

Answer: Crude Birth Rate
4 Who among the following proposed economic utilities of children is the field of fertility ?
1 Liebenstein
2 A. Dumont
3 Kingsley Davis
4 Glass

Answer: Liebenstein
5 The 2011 Census was carried out in how many of the districts given below ?
1 610
2 620
3 630
4 640

Answer: 630
6 The crude birth rate of India according to the sample Registration System Bulletin of September 2013 is close to which among the following figures ?
1 19 (per 1000 population)
2 21 (per 1000 population)
3 23 (per 1000 Population)
4 25 (per 1000 population)

Answer: 25 (per 1000 population)
7 Who among the following developed the concept of ‘dual recording system’ ?
1 A.J. Coale
2 John Hajnal
3 Chandrashekar and Deming
4 Samuel H. Preston

Answer: Chandrashekar and Deming
8 Arrange the following states in ascending order (Low to high) in the level of Input Mortality rate according to SRS Bulletin, September 2013 [Estimated Infant Mortality Rate 2012]

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Maharashtra

Codes :
1 (a), (b), (c), (d)
2 (c), (d), (b), (a)
3 (d), (c), (b), (a)
4 (b), (c), (d), (a)

Answer: (d), (c), (b), (a)
9 While defining urban areas according to census 2011, which of the following is/are true ?

(a) Population size of the settlement should be at least 5000

(b) Populatoin density should be 400 per square km

(c) 75% of male main workers in non - agriculture

(d) 75% of all male workers in non - agriculture

Codes :
1 Only (a) is true
2 Only (a) and (b) are true
3 Only (a), (b) and (c) are true
4 Only (a), (b) and (d) are true

Answer: Only (a) is true
10 Under which of the following given conditions, median may be better measure of central tendency than mean ?
1 When distribution of data is skewed
2 When extreme values are present in data
3 When data are open ended
4 All of the above

Answer: When extreme values are present in data
11 The emigration of highly-skilled people from the developing countries is known from which of the given options ?
1 the brain drain
2 human capital deterioration
3 productivity decline
4 labour degradation

Answer: productivity decline
12 Who among the following proposed threshold hypothesis is the field of fertility ?
1 Easterlin
2 United Nations
3 Liebenstein
4 G. Becker

Answer: United Nations

Assertion (A) : In India child sex ratio (0-6 age group) is unfavourable to females.

Reason (R) :Traditional value for son preference is prevailing in the India particularly in the rural population of the country.

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true and (R) is false
4 (A) is false and (R) is true

Answer: (A) is false and (R) is true
14 What is the most possible explanation for higher proportion of marginal workers among females than males in India ?
1 Women are less committed
2 Women prefer flexibility in work condition
3 Women cannot quality any work which is available throughout the year
4 Women are less qualified to take up main work

Answer: Women cannot quality any work which is available throughout the year
15 What proportion of the households in India practice open defecation as per the 2011 census ?
1 About half
2 About one third
3 About two third
4 About one fifth

Answer: About half

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