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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