and Eastern Asia

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Classe(s) : Tle ES - Tle L - Tle S | Thème(s) : Southern and Eastern Asia
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and Eastern Asia





 Asia is the continent with the most outstanding economic growth since 1990.

 This prosperous peak is due to its young and educated population, particularly in India. In this country, the working-age (15-64 years old) people are more numerous than the non working-age. The population becomes an asset because there are many producers and consumers. Though a numerous population might be a burden when there are too many non-working people, like in India until the 2000s.


age-dependency ratio: ratio of persons in the ages defined as dependent (under 15 and over 64 years old) to persons in the ages defined as economically productive (15-64 years old) in a population.

demographic transition: the historical shift of birth and death rates from high to low levels in a population. During the demographic transition, population growth is very strong.

fertility rate: number of live births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 or 15-49 years old in a given year.

population growth rate: number of people added to (or subtracted from) a population in a year due to natural increase and net migration, expressed as a percentage of the population at the beginning of the time period.

purchasing power parities (PPP): rates of currency conversion that equalize the purchasing power of different currencies by eliminating the differences in price levels between countries.


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