• Leszek A. Kosiński
  • K. Maudood Elahi
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After discussing comparative growth of population in five countries of South Asia the authors focus on three aspects of population redistribution in the region: international migration (considerable in absolute numbers but insignificant in comparison with the overall population change), the urbanization process (in which migration is quite important) and governments’ perceptions and policies.


International Migration Arab Region Population Redistribution External Affair United Nations High Commissioner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leszek A. Kosiński
    • 1
  • K. Maudood Elahi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeographyJahangirnagar UniversitySavar, DhakaBangladesh

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