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Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

Edited by: Zhongwei Zhao , Adrian C. Hayes

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415659901
eBook ISBN: 9781315148458
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315148458
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Home to close to 60 per cent of the world?s population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems, and they have often pursued different routes to development. Asian populations also present a striking array of demographic characteristics and stages of demographic transition.

This handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive study of population change across the whole of Asia. Comprising 28 chapters by more than 40 international experts this handbook examines demographic transitions on the continent, their considerable variations, their causes and consequences, and their relationships with a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural processes. Major topics covered include: population studies and sources of demographic data; historical demography; family planning and fertility decline; sex preferences; mortality changes; causes of death; HIV/AIDS; population distribution and migration; urbanization; marriage and family; human capital and labour force; population ageing; demographic dividends; political demography; population and environment; and Asia?s demographic future.

This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, academics, students and anyone who is interested in population change in Asia and the world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Asia’s major demographic data sources Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The development of population research institutions in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Asian historical demography Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Fertility decline Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Family planning policies and programmes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Family planning, contraceptive use and abortion Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Reproductive health and maternal mortality Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Son preference, sex ratios and ‘missing girls’ in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Child mortality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Changes in old-age mortality since 1950 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Age patterns and sex differentials in mortality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Trends in causes of death and burden of diseases Download PDF
Chapter  14:  HIV/AIDS in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Population distribution Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The urbanization of low- and middle-income Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Asia’s international migration Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Forced and refugee migration in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Changing marriage patterns in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Family and household composition in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Asia’s demographic transition Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Human capital formation in Asia 1970–2010 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The process of population ageing and its challenges Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Demographic dividends Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Population and environment in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Population, the state and security in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The demographic future of Asia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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