Population and Family Policies in Malaysia / Dato' Dr. Siti Norlasiah Ismail, Ahmad Hashimi, Rozi Muda and Wan Hashim Wan Jaffar

Ismail, Siti Norlasiah and Mohammad, Ahmad Hashimi and Muda, Rozi and Wan Jaffar, Wan Hashim (2014) Population and Family Policies in Malaysia / Dato' Dr. Siti Norlasiah Ismail, Ahmad Hashimi, Rozi Muda and Wan Hashim Wan Jaffar. In: National Population Conference On The Inter-Relationship Between Population Dynamics and Development, 26 June 2014, Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort, Putrajaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

One of the objectives of development in the country is to improve the quality of life for all the people. Therefore, populations are at the core of development. Understanding demographic trends provides policy-makers with the tools to design interventions that lead to development especially in social sectors (family, health, education and labour) and providing infrastructure services. Knowledge on the population is crucial for planning resource allocation and designing appropriate policies. This paper intends to provide a review of population trends and population-related policies in Malaysia.It considers descriptions of Malaysia demographic changes, and then turns to the 1966 family planning programmes, the 70 million Population Policy in 1984 and to the recent Family Policy. This paper also attempts to provide insight into these policies by their evolutions, patterns and approaches, characteristics and provide recommendations for the future challenges.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development (NPFDB) in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Keywords: family policies, population, age structure, fertility, marriage, Malaysia, polisi keluarga, penduduk, kesuburan, perkahwinan
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 07:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 07:47
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/389

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