Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 0415659906 | 580 Pages | PDF | 35.63 MB

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

Review
The Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography is a much needed compendium of data and analysis on the causes and consequences of the population changes underway in Asia. A lineup of superstar contributors carefully examines the commonalities and the diversity of Asia's demographic transitions. The volume will be indispensable not only for students and scholars but also for policy makers, program managers, journalists, and others interested in the evolution of population and Asia's development in the twenty-first century.

Peter J. Donaldson, President Emeritus, Population Council

About the Author
Zhongwei Zhao is a graduate of Peking University and the University of Cambridge. He now works at the Australian National University (ANU). His research interests are broad and he has published widely on historical demography, computer microsimulation, family and kinship, mortality, fertility, famine and environmental impacts on population health.

Adrian C. Hayes was educated in the UK and the US and has combined an active academic career with extensive development experience in Asia. He has taught at major universities in the United States, Canada, China and Nepal, and has worked with the United Nations, the World Bank and other bilateral and international agencies. He is currently based at the ANU

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