In This Review

Population and Development in Southeast Asia
Population and Development in Southeast Asia
Edited by John F. Kantner and Lee Mccaffrey
Lexington Books, 1975, 323 pp.

Fifteen papers from seminars chaired by Irene Taeuber present a chaotic mélange of questions without answers and problems without solutions. The only certainty that emerges is that present rates of population growth and urbanization in the area cannot go on; whether the trend will be halted by social reform or, to use the words of the chairperson, "conflict," "cataclysm," "disintegration," and increased mortality rates is unresolved.