A "snapshot" of populations in Asia

dc.contributor.author Westley, Sidney B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-19T19:31:09Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-19T19:31:09Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract 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 have declined in every country of the region. Between 1950 and 2000, life expectancy in East Asia rose from 43 to 72 years, and fertility dropped from more than five to less than two children per woman. The countries of Southeast and South and Central Asia have begun the transition to low mortality and fertility, but most are not as far advanced. Yet even in the less developed countries of the region, death and birth rates have fallen, and population growth rates and structures are changing. This demographic transition has provided favorable conditions for accelerated social and economic development. en_US
dc.format.extent 4 pages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3908
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu: East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 59 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia - Population en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Life expectancy - Asia en_US
dc.title A "snapshot" of populations in Asia en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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