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.


Population and poverty: Some perspectives on Asia and the Pacific

The international community has committed itself to an ambitious programme of social development for the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Attacking poverty directly — as a matter of human rights, to accelerate development and to reduce inequality within and among countries — has become an urgent global priority. World leaders have agreed on a variety of new initiatives, including the United Nations millennium development goals (United Nations, 2001).


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