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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.

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Female autonomy and fertility: An overview of the situation in South Asia

Fertility in the Asian and Pacific region has been falling with notable uneveness over the past one and half decades and there has been considerable variability in the decline among the subregions. Fertility in the region declined 36.8 per cent from 1960-1965 to 1980-1985 and most of the decline (30.8 per cent) occurred during the period 1970-1975 to 1980-1985.

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