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Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 30 No. 2 is released

Published since 1986 by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) brings out high-quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles on a wide range of population and development issues in Asia and the Pacific.

This issue of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal contains the following articles:

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Long-term Care of Older Persons in China

The rapid increase of the number of older persons, particularly the oldest-old - those above 80 years - increases the need for long-term care for older persons in the Asia-Pacific region. This working paper series studies the prevailing system of provision and financing of long-term care for older persons in selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Study of the laws and institutional frameworks governing international migration in Northern and Central Asia from a perspective of countries of origin and destination

This paper examines the legal frameworks governing international migration in North and Central Asia. It shows how these frameworks have developed since 1991 at the national, bilateral and subregional level, in both countries of origin and destination, and how effective these frameworks are at protecting migrants and ensuring that international migration in the subregion is safe, orderly, regular and responsible. To this end, it concludes with recommendations for future reforms.

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Disability Inclusive Meetings: An Operational Guide

ESCAP’s publication, Disability Inclusive Meetings: An Operational Guide, provides meeting organizers with step-by-step, comprehensive advice for the planning of disability-inclusive meetings. The Guide builds on the Incheon Strategy goals to promote the participation of persons with disabilities in decision-making processes and to enhance the accessibility of both the physical environment and knowledge, information and communication services.

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Income Security for Older Persons in Sri Lanka

This project working paper discusses the prevailing system of income security for older persons in Sri Lanka with regards to coverage, beneficiaries and sustainability. The paper finds that the current system is inadequate to provide income security for older persons, as the sustainability of several pension funds is at stake and coverage is relatively low. The paper further calculates the cost of providing universal income security in Sri Lanka.

 

Factsheets and Statistics

Ageing at a Glance

These factsheets provide key demographic data on population ageing in Asia and the Pacific by country.   They also provide an overview on policies, programmes and legislative frameworks in select countries, including information on social protection schemes for older persons, policies on healthy ageing and long-term care. Data and information on policies, programmes and legislative frameworks are based on responses received in 2012 to the Regional Survey on Ageing distributed by ESCAP to its member States and associated members.

Publications

Asia-Pacific Population Journal Vol. 30 No. 1 is released

Published since 1986 by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) brings out high-quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles on a wide range of population and development issues in Asia and the Pacific.

This issue of the Asia-Pacific Population Journal contains the following articles: 

Early marriage as a risk factor for mistimed pregnancy among married adolescents in Bangladesh by Sigma Ainul and Sajeda Amin

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