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  • Westley, Sidney B.; Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    Although infant and child mortality decreased between 1993 and 1999, 7 percent of all children born in India still die during the first year of life, and 9 percent die before reaching age five. Among the most striking ...
  • Wu, Kang; Fesharaki, Fereidun; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2007)
    Contents: Preface / Charles E. Morrison -- Foreword / Fereidun Fesharaki -- The Asia-Pacific energy dilemma / Kang Wu, Jeffrey G. Brown, Toufiq A. Siddiqi -- The environmental context of energy / Toufiq A. Siddiqi -- Oil ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    In the more advanced economies of East and Southeast Asia, sharp declines in fertility, combined with rising life expectancies, will eventually produce unprecedented population aging. Just as the numbers of elderly are ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    After centuries of male domination in much of Asia, women's lives are improving with economic development, social modernization, and better access to health and family planning technology. Yet many Asian women still face ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    An estimated 11 million children in developing countries die each year before reaching their fifth birthday. Findings from 15 Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Asia between 1990 and 2001 shed light on recent ...
  • Jensen, Eric R.; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    The 1993 National Demographic Survey (NDS) in the Philippines provides data on the incidence of childhood diarrhea and acute respiratory infection and on the health care that children receive when they become ill. This ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    In Asian societies with a strong preference for sons, there is growing evidence that couples are using ultrasound and other modern methods to identify the sex of unborn fetuses, followed by selective abortion of females. ...
  • Westley, Sidney B.; Palmore, James A.; Retherford, Robert D. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1996)
    The recent National Demographic Survey (NDS) in the Philippines revealed wide variations in total fertility rates (TFR) for individual regions--from a low TFR of 2.8 in Manila to a high of 5.9 in Bicol. A detailed analysis ...
  • Kantner, Andrew; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998)
    When a mother becomes pregnant too soon after giving birth, she places her own health and that of her children at risk. To reduce this risk, the months right after childbirth are a critical time for women to begin, or to ...
  • Retherford, Robert D.; Westley, Sidney B.; Choe, Minja Kim; Brown, Tim; Mason, Andrew; Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Over the past 50 years, many Asian countries have experienced a remarkable pace of economic development and social change. Economic transformation plus dramatic breakthroughs in health and family planning technology have ...
  • Chen, Sheng Li; Zhang, Shikun; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    The AIDS epidemic is one of the most urgent threats to public health in China. According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were an estimated 840,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in 2003, including ...
  • Westley, Sidney B.; Choe, Minja Kim (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2007)
    The preference for sons has deep social, economic, and cultural roots in many East and South Asian societies. Historically, son preference has resulted in unusually high death rates for female infants and girls. Over ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    The recently completed National Family Health Survey shows the current status of child immunization, health care during pregnancy and childbirth, infant feeding, and infant, child, and maternal mortality in India.
  • Sulistinah Irawati Achmad; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    A recent survey conducted in four provinces of Indonesia found that nearly half of women age 15-24 had already married, and nearly all of young married women had at least one child. Very few young men or women remain in ...
  • Xenos, Peter; Kabamalan, Midea; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    Over the past 50 years, nearly every country in Asia has experienced a population boom followed by a drop in birth rates. This pattern produces, after about 20 years, a significant increase in the proportion of adolescents ...
  • Luther, Norman Y.; Thapa, Shyam; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1999)
    Results from the 1996 Nepal Family Health Survey show that delaying, spacing, and limiting births can substantially reduce infant and child mortality. Children born to very young mothers, children born after four or more ...
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995)
    The National Family Health Survey provides information on current fertility rates in India as well as women's fertility preferences, knowledge and use of contraceptives, and sources of family planning services.
  • Westley, Sidney B.; Retherford, Robert D. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    According to the second National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2) in India, the total fertility rate in 1998 99 was 2.9 children per woman. Fertility levels vary widely among India's regions and states. Nearly one-half (48 ...
  • Westley, Sidney B.; Lee, Sang-Hyop; Mason, Andrew (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    Effective strategies that foster economic security for the elderly should include, as a priority, policies that increase labor market flexibility and remove barriers faced by older workers. The elimination of gender ...
  • Fox, Jefferson; Castella, Jean-Christophe; Ziegler, Alan D.; Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2014-05)
    For centuries, farmers in the mountainous region of mainland Southeast Asia have practiced shifting cultivation, with plots of land cultivated temporarily and then allowed to revert to secondary forest for a fallow period. ...

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