Quotation KC, Samir, Lutz, Wolfgang. 2017. Human capital formation in Asia 1970–2010. In: Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography, Hrsg. Zhao, Z. & Hayes, A.C. 412-432. Oxford: Routledge.




This handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive study of population change across the whole of Asia. Comprising 28 chapters by more than 40 international experts this handbook examines demographic transitions on the continent, their considerable variations, their causes and consequences, and their relationships with a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural processes. Major topics covered include: population studies and sources of demographic data; historical demography; family planning and fertility decline; sex preferences; mortality changes; causes of death; HIV/AIDS; population distribution and migration; urbanization; marriage and family; human capital and labour force; population ageing; demographic dividends; political demography; population and environment; and Asia’s demographic future. This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, academics, students and anyone who is interested in population change in Asia and the world.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Human capital formation in Asia 1970–2010
Title of whole publication Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography
Editor Zhao, Z. & Hayes, A.C.
Page from 412
Page to 432
Location Oxford
Publisher Routledge
Year 2017
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Asian-Demography/Zhao-Hayes/p/book/9780415659901
ISBN 9780415659901
Open Access N


Lutz, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
KC, Samir (IIASA, Austria)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Demography Group AB (Former organization)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital SO (Former organization)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1162 Statistics (Details)
5404 Demography (Details)
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