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.


Socio-economic differences in household complexity in Sri Lanka

The joint-extended household in which married sons co-reside with their parents and one another is not idealized by Sri Lankan society the way it is by various cultures of the Indian subcontinent. However, it cannot be said that the extended family or kin group is unimportant. It is central in the determination of marriage partners, in determining the education of children, and in caring for the economic welfare of its members (Nyrop et al., 1971 Chapter 7).


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