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Beyond Numbers: Implications of the two-child norm

Efforts to take forward the campaign against coercive population policies have involved Sama in undertaking a study on the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Madhya Pradesh (2003-2004). The study reflected the ways in which the two-child norm acted as a discriminatory method to disempower the marginalized groups of dalits, women and adivasis, apart from disengaging the youth from the political process. Based on the findings of this study, the report was published in English and Hindi