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The challenge of population growth

CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)
Title: The challenge of population growth
Author(s): McMurray, Christine
Publisher: Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Asia Pacific Press
The absorption of future population growth is one of the biggest challenges facing Papua New Guinea. Even if the fertility targets of the 1991 National Population Policy had been met, a huge increase in school places, jobs and health services would have been required. Since fertility appears not to have declined, the need for investment in social infrastructure has become even more urgent.
ISSN: 1834-9455 (online)
0817-8038 (print)


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