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  • 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 ...
  • Knowles, James C. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    The financial crisis of 1997 caused widespread unemployment and loss of income in the developing economies of East and Southeast Asia. Although less affected by the crisis, most countries in South Asia have large numbers ...
  • Robey, Bryant (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1990)
  • 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 ...
  • Robey, Bryant (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1991)
  • Robey, Bryant (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1989)
  • 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 ...
  • Lee, Sang-Hyop; Mason, Andrew (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2000)
    All across Asia, populations age 65 and above are expected to grow rapidly over the next 50 years, both in terms of absolute numbers and as a proportion of Asian populations as a whole. Within the elderly population, the ...
  • Mishra, Vinod K. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Population growth and economic development contribute to many environmental problems in Asia. These include pressure on land, habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity, water scarcity and water pollution, air pollution, ...
  • La Croix, Sumner J.; Mason, Andrew; Abe, Shigeyuki (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2003)
    Globalization has both direct and indirect effects on population. Certainly the movement of people around the world has accelerated the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS. More importantly, however, the global ...
  • Mason, Andrew (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    Have slower rates of population growth accelerated economic development in East and Southeast Asia? An international study of six economies in the region points to three important ways in which a decline in childbearing ...
  • Greenspan, Allison (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1992)
  • Robey, Bryant (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1987)
  • Greenspan, Allison (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1993)
  • Westley, Sidney B. (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2002)
    Over the past 50 years, there has been a fundamental shift in population dynamics in Asia. Fueled by economic growth and the diffusion of new ideas and health and family planning technologies, both mortality and fertility ...
  • Xenos, Peter (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1997)
    According to the 1994 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS-II), most of the sexual activity reported by young people in the Philippines takes place within the context of a committed relationship. Such relationships ...
  • Choe, Minja Kim; Thapa, Shyam; Achmad, Sulistinah Irawati (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001)
    Recent surveys show that nearly three-quarters of rural women in Nepal and more than half of rural women in Indonesia marry while still in their teens. In both countries, four out of 10 rural women have a child before they ...
  • Brown, Tim (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2004)
    The HIV epidemic varies widely across Asia. Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand have the highest prevalence levels in the region-at around 2 percent of the adult population-followed closely by India. By contrast, Bangladesh, ...
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