East-West Center Occasional Papers: Population Series (1970–)


East-West Center Occasional Papers: Population and Health Series present findings and policy implications from research on population issues in Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The series reflects diverse disciplinary and cultural perspectives on population issues. The series began in 1970 under the title Working Papers of the East-West Population Institute. In 1973, it became Papers of the East-West Population Institution; in 1992, Papers of the Program on Population; in 1994, East-West Center Occasional Papers: Population Series; and in 2001, East-West Center Occasional Papers: Population and Health Series.

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No. 123, Population Policies and Programs in East Asia edited by Andrew Mason. July 2001. ix, 157 pp.

The papers in this volume examine the population policies in six East Asian economies as part of a larger project examining the links between population change and economic development in the most dynamic region in the world. The economies had varied approaches to population policy, but all achieved unusually fast fertility decline. Rapid social and economic development played a primary role in determining birth rates, but effective intervention by the state accelerated the transition to low fertility levels. A second volume, Population change and economic development in East Asia: Challenges met, opportunities seized, published by Stanford University Press, examines the economic consequences of population change in East Asia.

No. 122, Urbanization and population redistribution in Mongolia by Ricardo Neupert and Sidney Goldstein. December 1994. viii, 59 pp. Paper, ISBN 0-86638-166-X.

Mongolia serves as a valuable case study of both the processes of urbanization and development and the course of change as countries undergo a transition from a socialist to a market economy. Three factors have been significant in Mongolia's urbanization: (1) industrialization policy, which created industrial complexes in existing urban locations and at new sites; (2) marginal increases in rural production that could not absorb the growing rural population; and (3) administrative channeling of job movement to urban areas where labor resources were needed. Development since the 1980s suggests that rural-to-urban migration will increase and that urban areas will continue to grow through in-migration and high fertility, placing a strain on natural resources and infrastructure.

No. 121, The social origins of Korean immigration to the United States from 1965 to the present by In-Jin Yoon. September 1993. vi, 58 pp.

No. 120, Trends in female and male age at marriage and celibacy in Asia by Peter Xenos and Socorro A. Gultiano. September 1992. vi, 46 pp.

No. 119, Findings on contraceptive use effectiveness from the 1987 Thailand demographic and health survey by John E. Laing and Kua Wongboonsin. January 1992. vii, 40 pp.

No. 118, To the United States and into the labor force: Occupational expectations of Filipino and Korean immigrant women by Maruja Milagros B. Asis. February 1991. vii, 59 pp.

No. 117, Permanent and temporary migration differentials in China by Sidney Goldstein and Alice Goldstein. February 1991. vii, 52 pp. $3.00.

No. 116, Estimates of Burma's mortality, age structure, and fertility, 1973–83 by M. Ismael Khin Maung. June 1990. vii, 66 pp.

No. 115, The new Filipino immigrants to the United States: Increasing diversity and change by Benjamin V. Cariño et al. May 1990. ix, 92 pp.

No. 114, Korean immigrants and U.S. immigration policy: A predeparture perspective by Insook Han Park et al. March 1990. xi, 119 pp.

No. 113, Regional patterns of migration in Nepal by Harka Gurung. September 1989. ix, 132 pp.

No. 112, International contract labor migration and the village economy: The case of Tambon Don Han, Northeastern Thailand by Jonathan Rigg. July 1989. vii, 66 pp.

No. 111, Asian Indians in the United States: A 1980 census profile by Peter Xenos, Herbert Barringer, and Michael J. Levin. July 1989. vii, 54 pp.

No. 109, The distribution of interbirth intervals in rural China, 1940s to 1970s by Ansley J. Coale, Shaomin Li, and Jing-Qing Han. August 1988. ix, 36 pp.

No. 107, Cultural and economic factors in the fertility of Thai women by Dennis P. Hogan, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, and Peter Xenos. September 1987. vii, 31 pp.

No. 106, HOMES: A household model for economic and social studies by Andrew Mason. August 1987. x, 114 pp.

No. 105, Recent trends in fertility and mortality in Indonesia by the Committee on Population and Demography. May 1987. Copublished with the National Research Council, Washington, D.C. xvi, 96 pp.

No. 104, Basic data on fertility in the provinces of China, 1940-82 by Ansley J. Coale and Chen Sheng Li. January 1987. xvii, 366 pp.

No. 103, Consistent corrections of census and vital registration data for Thailand, 1960–80 by Norman Y. Luther, Neramit Dhanasakdi, and Fred Arnold. December 1986. vii, 39 pp.

No. 102, Malnourished children: An economic approach to the causes and consequences in rural Thailand by Sirilaksana Chutikul. December 1986. vii, 64 pp.

No. 101, Recent fertility trends in the Pacific Islands by Michael J. Levin and Robert D. Retherford. August 1986. vii, 72 pp.

No. 100, Migration in Thailand: A twenty-five-year review by Sidney Goldstein and Alice Goldstein. July 1986. vii, 54 pp.

No. 99, Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China: Fifty years of transition by Burton Pasternak. July 1986. vii, 76 pp.

No. 98, Population aging in Australia: Implications for social and economic policy by Graeme Hugo. April 1986. vii, 47 pp.

No. 97, The population of Burma: An analysis of the 1973 census by M. Ismael Khin Maung. April 1986. vii, 32 pp.

No. 96, Factors in the achievement of below-replacement fertility in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Tieng Pardthaisong. March 1986. vii, 46 pp.

No. 94, Comparison of fertility trends estimated alternatively from birth histories and own children by Robert D. Retherford and Iqbal Alam. July 1985. vii, 39 pp.

No. 90, A false fertility transition: The case of American blacks by Paul Wright and Peter Pirie. February 1984. vii, 81 pp.

No. 82, Ethnicity, birthplace, and achievement: The changing Hawaii mosaic by Paul Wright and Robert W. Gardner. February 1983. v, 41 pp.

No. 79, Migration and unemployment in Hawaii by Robert D. Retherford. January 1982. v, 18 pp.

No. 75, Regional patterns of intercensal and lifetime migration in Sri Lanka by Dayalal Abeysekera. September 1981. vii, 46 pp.

No. 74, Korean immigration to the United States: Its demographic pattern and social implications for both societies by Hagen Koo and Eui-Young Yu. August 1981. v, 31 pp.

No. 72, Filipinos on Oahu, Hawaii by Benjamin V. Carino. July 1981. vii, 46 pp.

No. 63, Own children fertility estimates of fertility for Thailand based on the 1970 census by Robert D. Retherford, Chintana Pejaranonda, L. J. Cho, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, and F. Arnold. 1979. (

No. 62, Issues in the comparative analysis of World Fertility Survey data by Ronald Freedman. July 1979. v, 22 pp.

No. 60-G, The old-age economic security value of children in the Philippines and Taiwan by Susan De Vos. March 1984. vii, 72 pp.

No. 60-E, The changing value of children in Turkey by Cigderm Kagitcibasi. June 1982. vii, 100 pp.

No. 60-D, Two are not enough: The value of children to Javanese and Sudanese parents by Russell K. Darroch, Paul A. Meyer, and Masri Singarimbun. Current Studies on the Value of Children. February 1981. viii, 86 pp.

No. 58, Regression estimates of changes in fertility, 1955-60 to 1965-75, for most major nations and territories by James A. Palmore. December 1978. vii, 59 pp.

No. 49, Gains from population control: Results from an econometric model by Andrew Mason and Daniel B. Suits. April 1978.

No. 45, The demographic situation in Thailand by Fred Arnold, Robert D. Retherford, and Anuri Wanglee. July 1977. vii, 35 pp.