Download

Download Free Electronic Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.5 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback15 pages $20.00 $16.00 20% Web Discount

With a population of over 250 million and a GNP which exceeded $120 billion in 1979, ASEAN has the potential of becoming an important economic and political entity in world affairs. In this statement prepared for the hearings on U.S. policy in Southeast Asia, held July 22, 1981, by the Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the author discusses demographic trends in ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand), economic problems and successes, political interests, labor supply and the creation of jobs, trade prospects, and national security problems. The author concludes, "If we listen to what they tell us and respond accordingly, the 250 million people of the ASEAN region will be able to make in the coming decades increasingly valuable contributions to global peace and prosperity."

This report is part of the RAND Corporation paper series. The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.