Population projection for development planning in Malaysia / Tey Nai Peng, Ng Sor Tho and Tan Pei Pei

Tey, Nai Peng and Ng, Sor Tho and Tan, Pei Pei (2014) Population projection for development planning in Malaysia / Tey Nai Peng, Ng Sor Tho and Tan Pei Pei. 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 (Unpublished)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

Introduction: Demographic factors affect and are affected by socio-economic development. Numerous studies using demographic-economic models have been carried out to study the linkages between population and development (Lim, 1983; UNESCO, 1999; Geoffrey Mc Nicoll, 2003; Satia, Zaman and Lim 2009; UN, 1994, 2013) Of the many international and national conferences on population and development, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 was a landmark (UN 1994). At this Conference, the global community adopted a 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) for the integration of population factors in socio-economic development planning, with a new strategy focusing on meeting the needs of individual women and men rather than on achieving demographic targets. Population variables such as age-sex composition, fertility, mortality, migration and population distribution are inter-related with economic and social development (Lim, 1983; Simmons, 1984). A good knowledge of the population-development linkages is essential for making population projections which can be used for formulating development policies and in the provision of social services and amenities. Past Malaysia Plans have taken into account population factors such as population growth, fertility and mortality rates, projection of future population size, estimated and projected school going age and working age population, labour force, household formation, dependency ratio, working life expectancy, population distribution and urbanization. The 5-year development plans also recognized the problems caused by rapid population growth such as pressure on educational facilities, housing, social services, dependency ratio, urban areas, labour shortage and environmental impact of rapid population growth (Lim, 1983).

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: population projection, Malaysia
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 07:50
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 07:50
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/391

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