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 characteristics in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is - with the exception of Singapore - the least populated country of continental South-east Asia; it also has the lowest density of population. The country’s first nationwide census as of 1 March 1985 reported a preliminary total of 3,584,803 inhabitants


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