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Overview

In this book, top Chinese demographers introduce the reader to Chinese population policy, assess its effects and project future consequences.

  • Explains the background to china's population policy.
  • Discusses of Socio-economic impacts on employment, social welfare, urbanization, gender ratios and the family.
  • Projects these trends into the future.
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"A wide-ranging and detailed collection." Times Higher Education Supplement

"For students and those who want a single overall picture of Chinese population issues, this work provides a short, readable, and comprehensive guide. In short, this is an invaluable book." Population Studies

"Perhaps the most comprehensive English-language review of China's population to date ... Of special value to students and researchers of China is the book's documentation of population policies, programmes, regulations and their changes, which are rarely available in the English language with such clarity. The contributors, looking 'from inside out', are clearly among the most qualified to review the administrative facets of China's population ... This book is timely, informative and comprehensive, and is an especially useful reference for non-Chinese readers to assess the latest patterns, views and issues of population in China." Progress in Human Geography

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Meet the Author

Dr. Peng Xizhe received his Ph.D. in Population Studies from the University of London in 1988 and is Professor and Director of the Institute of Population Research, Fudan University, Shanghai. He is the Author of Demographic Transition in China: Fertility Trends since the 1950s (1991) and numerous journal articles.

Dr. Guo Zhigang is Professor and Director of the Institute of Population Research, Remin University of China, Beijing. He has edited, co-authored and translated a number of books on demography. He received his Ph.D. in Demography from Renmin University of China in 1990.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Trends and Geographic Differentials in Mortality: Hao Hongsheng.

3. Trends and Regional Differentials in Fertility Transition: Tu Ping.

4. Health and Health Care in Transition: Tang Shenglan.

5. Population Policy and Family Planning Programme: Xie Zhenmin.

6. Age and Sex Structures: Li Yongping & Peng Xizhe.

7. Population Aging and Old Age Security: Du Peng and Tu Ping.

8. Marriage Patterns: Zeng Yi.

9. Family Patterns: Guo Zhigang.

10. Education: Peng Xizhe.

11. Employment: Zuo Xuejin.

12. Female Population: Tan Lin and Peng Xizhe.

13. Urbanization: Zhong Fenggan.

14. Floating Population and Internal Migration in China: Sun Changmin.

15. International Migration Patterns: Ye Wenzhen.

16. Ethnic Population: Du Peng.

17. Population and Environment in China: Dai Xingyi.

18. Population of China: Prospects and Challenges: Zhai Zhenwu.

19. The Distribution of China's Population and Its Changes: Wang Guixin.

20. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Waves of Chinese Immigrants and their Children: Lui Ping-keung.

Index.

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