About the book
The Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, issue 16, disseminates data on population, fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces from different national sources: surveys, censuses as well as from the vital registration system. This issue includes vital statistics and indicators for the years 2000 to 2012. The Bulletin has been revised where some changes have been introduced in each of its three sections. The first section presents data on population size and composition in the ESCWA region; the second section presents data on fertility and mortality; and the third section provides statistics and indicators related to marriage and divorce.