Demographic Transition And Socio-Economic Development In Malaysia
Author: Tey Nai Peng Lai Siow Li, Noor Azina Ismail
Publisher: UM Press
ISBN : 9789674881368
Price : RM 56.00
In Malaysia, the demographic transition of mortality and fertility from a high to a low level has resulted in a dramatic age structural shift, giving rise to a demographic dividend. Malaysia has put in place the various mechanisms in development planning to improve human capital. Consequently, Malaysia has done well to realize the demographic dividend in achieving rapid socio economic development, which in turn aected the demographic processes.
The introductory chapter of this book elucidates the linkages between population and development, with particular reference to Malaysia. Chapters 2 to 4 present an update of the demographic situation in Malaysia in terms of changes in the population structure, fertility, and mortality. Chapters 5 to 8 focus on the family, women, youths, and the older people in the context of socio-economic changes. The remaining three chapters analyze the linkages between demographic changes and human capital development, epidemiological transition, and environmental degradation.