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MARCH 2017 Policy Brief DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES OF NEPAL: Trends and Policy Implications
Abstract:
Nepal’s demographic experience is remarkable in many ways. In the span of a few decades, Nepal has achieved significant declines in mortality rates, fertility rates, and population growth rates (Table 1). Most significant, Nepal’s demographic transition has taken place at low levels of economic development. These changes, which represent important development achievements for Nepal in their own right, also present unique challenges. Fertility and mortality changes predictably lead to ageing populations with a time lag. Ageing increases old-age dependency burdens that are best addressed by investments that will increase the productivity of the workforce. It is important to recognise that the implications of ageing are sensitive to social arrangements regarding old-age security as well as institutional mechanisms that allow the working generation to invest in their own future. #OPPORTUNITY #IMPLICATION #HYGIENE #CHILDPROTECTION #TRANSITION
Publisher: GON, UNICEF Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
POPULATION, POPULATION GROWTH, FERTILITY, MORTALITY, BIRTH RATE, PARENTS, CHILDREN, AGED, ELDERLY, ADULTS, AGEING, DEMOGRAPHY, DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC GROWTH, INVESTMENTS, HEALTH, NUTRITION, WATER, SANITATION, EDUCATION, SOCIAL PROTECTION
Thematic Group:
UNICEF, (2017)
Thesaurus:
08.01.00 - Population Dynamics
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Feeder: PRABIGYA MANANDHAR, Editor: , Auditor:
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