Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


Aging in Kerala: One more population problem?

India currently ranks fourth among the world’s countries in terms of the absolute size of its elderly population; by the year 2000 it will be second only to China. The proportion of the elderly population in India is much higher than in South Asia as a whole. The proportion of those aged 60 years and above in South Asia is 3.9 whereas in India it is 4.8.


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