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.


Differential mortality among Pacific island countries and territories

Pacific island countries and territories are at different stages of demograhic transition, with some populations still experiencing relatively high mortality and fertility and others manifesting lower mortality and declining fertility. These countries are also passing through the epidemiological transition, with a progressive increase in proportionate mortality from chronic diseases and widening sex differentials in death rates (Taylor, Lewis and Sladden,1991; Taylor, Lewis and Levy, 1989).


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