Development | VOL. 10, ISSUE 58, January-February 2010 |

Aging Asia


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Population and ageing related development are major structural issues for the 21st century. Demographic transition in Asian developing and transitional countries is quite diverse. For example, as shown in Table 1, Cambodia and Nepal are low income, slow growing economies, predominantly rural, with young and rapidly growing populations, while Bangladesh and Pakistan still have high fertility rates and low human development indicators. In contrast, China, India and Vietnam have rapidly growing economies, moving towards lower fertility and increasing urbanisation, but...

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