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The national family planning program and fertility transition in South Korea

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Title The national family planning program and fertility transition in South Korea
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Kwon, Tai-Hwan

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[Honolulu, U.S.]:East-West Center

Date 2001-07
Series Title; No Occasional papers - Population and health series / 123
Pages 26
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Population
Holding East-West Center

Abstract

The purpose of the volume is to provide a comprehensive answer to a simple question: “What role did population change play in East Asia’s rapid economic development?” Answering the question is important because the extraordinary economic record of East Asian economies during their high growth era is central to current development policy debates. Previous studies have neglected the fundamental and important ways in which demographic forces have influenced economic growth and regional economic integration. Consequently, the significance of East Asia’s remarkable decline in childbearing, the diminished rates of population growth, and the accompanying changes in age structure are not fully appreciated among individuals charged with framing and implementing programs designed to improve living standards throughout the world. Two broad sets of issues are addressed. First, did rapid demographic change contribute to East Asian economic development? (The rest omitted)