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

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