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.


Mortality and development in the ESCAP region: A review

The influence of economic conditions on health and mortality has long been recognized, although originally the emphasis was probably more on the impact of economic hardships than on the effects of affluence. Irregularities in food supply were well known and reported in ancient records, which describe, for example, the impact of shortages on mortality.


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