Accession Number : AD0679477

Title :   APPROACHES TO SPATIAL STRUCTURE: FIELD STUDIES IN INDIA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C FOREIGN FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Mayfield,Robert C.

Report Date : 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : This is a collection of studies representing approaches to spatial structure in India. The first study deals with the Baazighars and Gadolias, traditionally nomadic groups in the Indian Punjab, as to the impacts of canal irrigation and political partition. The topic of the second study is physiological densities in which three villages of Bihar are studied. Agriculturally unproductive land is subtracted from overall village area in order to obtain a ratio suggesting meaningful rural population pressures. The third study uses the small portion of the valley of upper Beas River for comparing the relative efficiency of systematic, stratified random, and haphazard methods of line sampling of land use. The fourth and major study examines the spatial structure of two districts of Central Punjab, India. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RURAL AREAS, HOUSING(DWELLINGS)), (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *INDIA), POPULATION, DENSITY, HISTORY, SAMPLING, SOCIOLOGY, COSTS, COMMERCE, AGRICULTURE, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE