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.


Some new insights into the demographic transition and changing age structures in the ESCAP region

Over the past few decades, the world population has been ageing at a phenomenal pace. Some demographers claim that population ageing in the twentieth century represents a human success story, and that for the first time in the history of mankind, human populations have the luxury of ageing (Kinsella and Velkoff, 2001).


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