The demographic future of Asia

Wolfgang Lutz, Samir KC

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Asian Demography
Editors Zhao, Z. & Hayes, A.C
Place of PublicationOxford
Pages514 - 539
ISBN (Print)9780415659901
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 101018 Statistics
  • 504006 Demography

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