Birth Control in China 1949-2000: Population Policy and Demographic Development

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This volume analyzes Chinese fertility policies and population developments since the founding of the People's Republic. The main emphasis is on the highly controversial one-child campaign since its inception in 1979. The study focuses on the evolution of Chinese demographic thinking, programmatic goals and legal norms, on contraceptive measures, administrative and economic aspects of birth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700711543
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Chinese Worlds Series
  • Pages: 424
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Charts
1. Levels of Understanding
2. Moral and Cultural Dimensions
3. Information and Sources Policy Formulation
4. Motives and Goals of Chinese Birth Control
5. Phases of One-Child Policy and its Forerunners Bureaucratic Implementation
6. Legal Norms and Practice in Flux
7. Problems of Organization
8. Planning and Evaluation Popular Response
9. Family Size and Sex Preferences
10. Strategies and Evidences of Non-Compliance Demographic Results
11. Female Marriage Trends
12. Fertility Levels
13. Changes in Sex and Age Structure Conclusions and Future Perspectives
14. Looking Back: Casual Structures and Policy Impact
15. Groping Forward: Demographic Projections and Their Implications
16. Weighing the Options: Past Experience and New Ideas Epilogue: The Population Census of November of 2000
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