Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1986

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.




A consideration of human resources development must begin with the people. Their requirements of education, health care, housing, sanitation and others which contribute to the development of human resources largely depend on the various characteristics of a country’s population: its size, age structure, spatial distribution, diversity by race or ethnic groups, dispersion by social and economic status and others. Population planning, therefore, forms an integral component of planning for human resources development. There are many aspects of population relevant to such development. In this discussion, the focus is on population size and growth, fertility, age structure, spatial distribution, and related policies.


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