||300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Age structures, Young population, Demographic transition, Fertility, Population
||Statement by H.E. Ms. Faizah Mohd. Tahir, Head of Delegation, Malaysia at the 40th session of the Commission on Population and Development on agenda item 4: general debate on national experience in population matters: the changing age structures of populations and their implications for development, New York, 10 April 2007
||The transition from a regime of high mortality and high fertility to one of low mortality and low fertility in Malaysia is a relatively recent phenomenon. similar to the trends in many developing countries, the demographic transition in Malaysia is characterized by rapid declined in mortality and moderate declines in fertility. The crude death rate has drastically declines from a high of 20.0 in 1947 to a very low level of 4.5 deaths per thousand populations in 2006. Such a rapid declines was due to improvements in the health sectors and higher socio-economic development in the country.