Asia-Pacific Population Research Reports

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Asia-Pacific Population Research Reports provide an informative discussion of research on important population issues facing the Asia Pacific region. They are intended for social and health scientists, policymakers, program managers, and the interested public. Funding is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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    Evaluation of the 1993-94 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey within the Matlab area
    (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, Program on Population, 1997) Bairagi, Radheshyam ; Becker, Stan ; Kantner, Andrew ; Allen, Karen B. ; Datta, Ashish ; Purvis, Keith
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    Asia's recent fertility decline and prospects for future demographic change
    (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, Program on Population, 1995-01) Freedman, Ronald
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    How Japan and the newly industrialized economies of Asia are responding to labor scarcity
    (Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, Program on Population, 1995-03) Bauer, John G.
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    Is the situation of women in Asia improving or deteriorating?
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995) Mason, Karen Oppenheim
    Using several indicators of status, this report assesses Asian women's situation, especially in relation to men, in a variety of economic and cultural settings. Where possible, it describes changes in their situation during the last three to four decades and notes tendencies toward improvement or degradation according to a society's development level. The evidence reviewed indicates that despite economic development, a society's social and cultural traditions can have an enduring impact on women's lives. Nevertheless, in most part of Asia, women today appear to be better off than their counterparts of 20-30 years ago. The corresponding Asia-Pacific Population Research Abstract is available as a PDF file.
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    What can we say about fertility trends in Bangladesh? : an evaluation of the 1991 population census
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1995) Kantner, Andrew ; Lerman, Charles ; Yusuf, Mohammed
    Although evidence from various sources indicates that fertility has fallen substantially in Bangladesh, actual fertility levels remain uncertain. This report provides an assessment of the 1991 population census and discusses fertility levels and trends implied by the census and other recent sources of information, including the previous census, the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey, and the 1991 Contraceptive Prevalence Survey. The corresponding Asia-Pacific Population Research Abstract is available as a PDF file.
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    The changing demographic and social profile of youth in Asia
    (Honolulu: East-West Center, 1998) Xenos, Peter ; Kabamalan, Midea
    Data on recent demographic and social changes in Asia indicate how a permanent demographic transition from high to low fertility gives rise to a transitional, temporary, but quite predictable youth bulge. The 15- 24-year-old age group grows from about 16-18 percent of the total population to about 20-24 percent, then subsides to the pretransitional level some 30 years after the onset of fertility decline, and finally rests at a stable level of about 12 percent. Social elements of this youth transition include a shift to later marriage, rising school enrollment, changes in labor force participation, and changes in sexual behavior. These changes, and the pace at which they occur, have important implications for social policy. The corresponding Asia-Pacific Population Research Abstract is available as a PDF file.
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