Transition and Challenge: Chinas Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Hardcover | March 22, 2007

EditorZhongwei Zhao, Fei Guo

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With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. Extraordinary demographic changes took place in China in the second half of the twentieth century having wide-ranging consequences. This book, written by agroup of leading experts, examines these profound changes in an effort to understand their long term impact and provide an up-to-date account of China's demographic reality. The volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of a wide range of issues such as China's unprecedented familyplanning program, the impact of falling birth rates coupled with increasing life expectancy, changes in marriage patterns, and increasing rural-urban migration. Anyone who is interested in China and its recent demographic changes will benefit from the rich materials and thorough analysis provided inthis book.

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With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. Extraordinary demographic changes took place in China in the second half of the twentieth century having wide-ranging consequences. This book, written by agroup of leading experts, examines these prof...

Dr. Zhongwei Zhao is a demographer. He is a Senior Fellow at the Demography and Sociology Program, the Australian National University, and a Bye-Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Prior to taking up the present appointment, he worked at University of Cambridge, the Australian National University, University of New So...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:364 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:March 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199299293

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Table of Contents

1. Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo: Introduction2. Weiguo Zhang and Xingshan Cao: Family planning during the economic reform era3. Thomas Scharping: The politics of numbers: Fertility statistics in recent decades4. Zhigang Guo and Wei Chen: Below replacement fertility in Mainland China5. Edward Jow-Ching Tu, Xin Yuan, and Xia Zhang: Fertility transition in Hong Kong and Taiwan6. Wei Chen: Induced abortion and its demographic consequences7. Yong Cai and William Lavely: Child sex ratios and their regional variation8. Guangyu Zhang and Baochang Gu: Recent changes in marriage patterns9. Judith Banister: Poverty, progress, and rising life expectancy10. Zhongwei Zhao: Changing mortality patterns and causes of death11. Wang Feng and Andrew Mason: Population aging: Challenges, opportunities, and institutions12. Zai Liang: Internal migration: Policy changes, recent trends, and new challenges13. Fei Guo: The impact of temporary migration on migrant communities14. Kenneth Roberts: The changing profile of labor migration15. Isabelle Attane: Minorities: Cultural integration, family planning, and population changes16. John C. Caldwell and Zhongwei Zhao: China's demography in perspective