During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous socioeconomic and political change. This volume chronicles the demographic transformations that have accompanied those changes, and documents how public health and other interventions contributed to rapid population growth and new settlement patterns. Changing opportunities for young adults have since revolutionized marriage and fertility choices and raised concerns about population aging. This groundbreaking study of postcolonial Southeast Asia addresses many of the contemporary challenges facing the citizens and governments of an increasingly mobile and "globalized" region. Book jacket.
Demographic Change in Southeast Asia
Cornell University Press
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