Development and the Quality of Life in SEA”

Basic Socio-Economic Indicators of SEA Countries

 

USA    Brunei    Burma   Camb.    Indon.    Laos      Malay.    Philip.     Singp.    Thai.      Viet.

 


1.   Population (Millions),                   284          .345         48            12            214          5              24            77            4              61            80

         Mid 2001

 


2.   Urban Population                           77.2         72.2         27.7         16.9         41.0         19.3         57.4         58.6         100          19.8         24.1

          2000, %

 


3.   Annual Population                        1.0           2.9           1.8           2.5           1.8           2.2           2.4           2.4           2.3           1.7           2.0

      Growth Rate, 75-2000 %                                                                                                                                                                               

 


4.   Human Development                     .94           .86           .55           .54           .68           .49           .78           .75           .89           .76           .69

        Index, 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                   

      Life Expectancy at Birth                76            76            56            56            66            54            73            69            78            70            68

                  2000                                     

 


5.   Combined first, second,

      & third level enrollment

           ratio 1999

                Female                                    99            77            55            54            61            52            67            84            75            61            64

                  Male                                     91            76            55            71            68            65            64            80            76            60            69

 


6.   Secondary School                          100          82            54            39            56            63            64            78            76            48            55

      Enrollment as % of

      Age Group, 1997

 


7.   GDP per Capita, 2000                     34.1         16.7         1.0           1.4           3.0           1.5           9.0           3.9           23.3         6.4           1.9          

         (thousands, ppp $)

 


8.   Income Share, Lowest                   5              3              N.A.        7              8              10            5              5              3              6              8             

      20% of Households,

                late 1990s %

 


9.   Income Share,                                 N.A.        48            N.A.        34            30            26            38            37            N.A.        32            30

      Highest 10% of

      Households, late

          1990s %

10. Average Annual Growth,             2.2           -0.7          4.8           2.0           2.5           3.9           4.4           1.1           4.7           3.3           6.0

      GDP, 90-00, % per capita

 


11. GDP, 2000                                        9,837       4.8           N.A.        3.2           153.3       1.7           89.7         74.7         92.3         122.2       31.3

      (billions, US$)

 


12. GDP Deflator                   2.0           N.A.        25.2         21.7         15.8         28.4         3.6           8.2           1.3           3.9           14.0

      Ave. Annual Rate of

      Growth, 90-01, %

 


Source: World Development Report, 2001-2002; Human Development Report, 2002; J. Funston (Ed.), Government and Politics in Southeast Asia (Singapore: ISEAS, 2001).                        

 

Professor Dwight King

Department of Political Science