Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1993

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The annual Survey provides an extensive annual review of current economic and social trends within the Asian region and analyzes these developments against the background of events in the world economy. This publication is invaluable to every multinational corporation intending to expand their business in Asia or to invest in the region.



Population dynamics: Implications for development

There is a two-way interaction between population and development, the extent and complexity of which may vary in time and context. The size and composition of the existing population and its growth over time have an impact on development. Development itself also affects various demographic characteristics, including population growth rate. At the conceptual level, there is an agreement on the two-way interaction, but there are differences or views on their magnitude and the direction which lend to be highly context-specific. The task of measurement and identification is additionally complicated by the fact that interaction between population and development is mediated through a variety of channels, such as health, education, and labour force participation. While recognizing these complexities, the present work primarily examines the emerging population dynamics in the region and its implications for selected development issues that countries will have to confront. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the major highlights of the evolution of population politics in the region.


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