Pakistan: A population giant falling behind in its demographic transition

Goujon A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4125-6857, Wazir A, & Gailey N (2020). Pakistan: A population giant falling behind in its demographic transition. Population and Societies 576 (04/20)

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Abstract

Pakistan’s last census in 2017 counted 208 million inhabitants, which translates into an annual population growth rate of 2.4% since the previous census of 1998. The country has experienced a slower demographic transition than most of its neighbours in Asia. Pakistan’s total fertility rate is higher, at 3.6 children per woman in 2017, and is falling more slowly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, census, fertility, infant mortality, demographic transition, internal migration, refugees, urbanization
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 11:02
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 05:30
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16409

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