Population Change and Economic Development in East Asia: Challenges Met, Opportunities Seized(Contemporary Issues in Asia and the Pacific)

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“This is a huge contribution to the most important demographic issue of the past two centuries, the importance of population growth in the process of economic development. The book reaches the decisive conclusion that population matters, and that age structure contributed dramatically to East Asia’s stunning economic perfomance.”—David E. Bloom, Harvard University
“This is a high-quality book, written by authors who are area specialists.”—Population and Development Review
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“This is a huge contribution to the most important demographic issue of the past two centuries, the importance of population growth in the process of economic development. The book reaches the decisive conclusion that population matters, and that age structure contributed dramatically to East Asia’s stunning economic perfomance.”—David E. Bloom, Harvard University
“This is a high-quality book, written by authors who are area specialists.”—Population and Development Review
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"This is a huge contribution to the most important demographic issue of the past two centuries, the importance of population growth in the process of economic development. The book reaches the decisive conclusion that population matters, and that age structure contributed dramatically to East Asia's stunning economic perfomance."—David E. Bloom, Harvard University

"This is a high-quality book, written by authors who are area specialists."—Population and Development Review

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From three 1997 gatherings<-->in Honolulu in January, Washington, DC in July, and Tokyo in October<-->16 papers look at the population- economic growth nexus, saving and investment, human resource issues, inequality and the economic role of women, and population policy and programs. The companion volume (2001) documents how policies contribute to demographic change in the region. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Andrew Mason is Professor of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. His most recent book is Sharing the Wealth (with Georges Tapinos)
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Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Population and Economic Growth in East Asia 1
Pt. I The Population-Economic Growth Nexus in East Asia
2 Economic Growth and Policy in East Asia 33
3 Population in East Asia 61
4 Induced Innovation and Agricultural Development in East Asia 961
Pt. II Saving and Investment1
5 The Accumulation and Demography Connection in East Asia 1231
6 Saving, Wealth, and the Demographic Transition in East Asia 1551
7 Savings, Capital Formation, and Economic Growth in Singapore 1851
8 Population, Capital, and Labor 2091
Pt. III Human Resource Issues1
9 Education and the East Asian Miracle 2311
10 Child Health and Health Care in Indonesia and the Philippines 2551
11 Education, Earning, and Fertility in Taiwan 2791
12 Changing Labor Forces and Labor Markets in Asia's Miracle Economies 3001
13 The Role Played by Labor Migration in the Asian Economic Miracle 3321
Pt. IV Inequality and the Economic Role of Women1
14 Demographic Change, Development, and the Economic Status of Women in East Asia 3591
15 Population and Inequality in East Asia 3851
Pt. V Population Policy and Programs1
16 Population Policies and Family Planning Programs in Asia's Rapidly Developing Economies 4130
Notes 4450
Bibliography 4550
Index 489
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