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.


Women’s status and child survival in West Java, Indonesia

Women have more limited opportunities than men in most economic and social activities. It has been asserted that aspects of women’s status or position in society are closely related to the demographic events of fertility, mortality and migration. For instance, evidence from a variety of studies demonstrates a positive relationship between women’s education and occupation on one hand, and child survival on the other. This phenomenon, therefore, leads to the conclusion that women’s limited opportunities in terms of education and occupation can result in lower child survival.


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