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Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific

  • Jacques Poot
  • Matthew Roskruge

Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Population Distribution

  3. Migration and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Nhi H. Tran, Elizabeth L. Roos, James A. Giesecke, John R. Madden
      Pages 151-181
    3. Natasha T. Duncan, Jacques Poot, Brigitte Waldorf
      Pages 183-200
    4. Angelina Zhi Rou Tang, Francisco Rowe, Jonathan Corcoran, Alessandra Faggian
      Pages 201-220
    5. Tomaz Ponce Dentinho, Pedro Damião, Maria da Conceição Rego
      Pages 247-266
  4. Population Age Composition and Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Guoping Mao, Fuzhong Lu, Xuchun Fan, Debiao Wu
      Pages 269-287
    3. Arunika Agarwal, Alyssa Lubet, Elizabeth Mitgang, Sanjay Mohanty, David E. Bloom
      Pages 289-311
    4. Amara Soonthorndhada, Denis Akankunda Bwesigye, Jeerawan Hongthong, Wannee Hutaphat
      Pages 341-358

About this book


This volume brings together a range of contributions that provide contemporary regional science perspectives on population change and its socio-economic consequences in the Asia-Pacific region. This region accounts for close to two-thirds of the world’s population and is highly diverse in terms of key demographic indicators such as population size, growth, composition and distribution. The authors provide quantitative assessments, either descriptively or by means of modelling, of important demographic issues affecting this part of the world.

The topics addressed include: broad demographic trends across the Asia-Pacific region and its sub-regions; assessment of population decline, urbanization and spatial distribution using cases from China, Colombia, Japan and Australia; migration and economic impacts in Australasia, Chile and Timor Leste; and the impacts of declining or low fertility and population ageing in China, India, Thailand, and across Asia.

Given its scope, the book will appeal to all readers seeking to understand population change and impacts across the Asia-Pacific region, with a specific focus on sub-regional differences and dynamics.


population studies regional science demography migration regional development population growth population change population ageing population economics population size immigration demographic transition human geography economic development diaspora human capital migration policy trans-Tasman migration regional integration Asia-Pacific

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Poot
    • 1
  • Matthew Roskruge
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA)University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Economics and FinanceMassey UniversityAucklandNew Zealand

About the editors

Jacques Poot is the Emeritus Professor of Population Economics at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), University of Waikato, New Zealand; and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research interests include all aspects of the economics of population (such as migration, fertility, labour force, and ageing). Over the last two decades he has led several large-scale multi-institution research programmes in New Zealand and Europe on population diversity, migration impact assessment, immigrant integration, and regional population change and its socio-economic consequences.

Matthew Roskruge (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama) is a senior lecturer in economics at Massey University and co-director of Te Au Rangahau Māori business research centre. Dr Roskruge specialises in applied econometrics, mixed-methods and kaupapa Māori research with a passion for social capital, population economics, public economics and the Māori economy. His research is supported by a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship alongside grants from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Health Research Council and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, with whom he is collaborating to invigorate Māori economics and inspire new Māori economists.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific
  • Editors Jacques Poot
    Matthew Roskruge
  • Series Title New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-0229-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2824-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-0230-4
  • Series ISSN 2199-5974
  • Series E-ISSN 2199-5982
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 358
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Population Economics
    Human Geography
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