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 projections for Myanmar, 1983-2013

Myanmar is experiencing relatively high fertility and declining mortality rates. In 1973, the population size was nearly 29 million. It increased to 35 million in 1983 with an annual intercensal growth rate of 2.02 per cent (Union of Burma, 1986a; Part 1, p. 14). Since 1948, when it became independent, Myanmar has struggled for economic development and an improved quality of life. But there have been many obstacles and socioeconomic development remains the main challenge to be met. Successive attempts have been made by means of various short- and long-term plans.


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