World population policies 2013

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This report provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of population policies and dynamics for 197 countries since the mid-1970s. Updated biennially, it documents changes in key aspects of Government views and policies related to population size and growth, population age structure, fertility, reproductive health and family planning, health and mortality, spatial distribution and internal migration, and international migration. The report also includes two-page country profiles, with the first page containing information on changes in the Government views and policies and the second page containing data on selected population indicators corresponding to 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2013, the most recent revision year.



Data sources for population indicators

In the country profiles, data on selected demographic and socio-economic indicators are presented for 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2013, or the closest years. For period indicators such as annual growth rate, total fertility, infant mortality rate and net migration rate, average annual rates for corresponding periods 1980–1985, 1990–1995, 2000–2005 and 2010–2015 are presented. Data on population indicators were compiled during October and November 2013 from the following sources


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