Lecture Series on National Population, Nepal: Population Heterogeneity in Nepal’s Demography | 11 October 2022
Lecture Series on National Population 3. Nepal Population Heterogeneity in Nepal’s Demography
Asian Population Association announces its third session of the Lecture Series on National Population co-hosted by the Asian Demographic Research Institute (under the framework of Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis).
Nepal is transitioning in many avenues, including political, socio-economic, and demographic. Politically, the country adopted a new constitution in 2015 that formally established Nepal as a federal republic with a new administrative structure consisting of seven regions (called states) and 753 municipalities. Economically, Nepal is ready to graduate from a Low Developing Country (LDC) by 2026. In parallel, Nepal has completed its fertility transition reaching a total fertility rate of 2 children per woman in 2019. Moreover, the mortality situation is improving rapidly, as indicated by the under-five mortality rate reaching 28 deaths per 1000 births. The Nepalese population is highly mobile in terms of internal and international migration. Also, there has been significant improvement in education progression. While national-level aggregates provide an average picture, it also masks inequality and variation in demographic behaviours, especially as Nepal has a considerable population heterogeneity by region, educational attainment, caste, and ethnicity. In this presentation, we will focus on showing the population heterogeneity in demography and human capital and identifying issues that have significant consequences.
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Samir KC has been a professor and founding member of the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University since 2015. KC leads ADRI’s research pillar on Human Capital and Development. He received his master’s degree in statistics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1997) and his PhD from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2009). He also leads the Multi-dimensional Demographic Modeling research group in the Population and Just Societies Program at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where KC has worked since 2005. KC’s primary research interests are: developing and applying multi-dimensional multi-state population models in demographic analysis and projections, focusing on modelling human capital formation (education and health) and urbanization.