Deviant Fertility in China

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The People's Republic of China, the most populous nation in the world, has witnessed an extraordinary fertility decline during the last two decades. This fertility decline is unprecedented not only in the history of China, but also among all large-size populations ever in human history. This remarkable fact has stimulated a heated debate on factors contributing to such a rapid fertility decline.

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Overview

The People's Republic of China, the most populous nation in the world, has witnessed an extraordinary fertility decline during the last two decades. This fertility decline is unprecedented not only in the history of China, but also among all large-size populations ever in human history. This remarkable fact has stimulated a heated debate on factors contributing to such a rapid fertility decline.

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A sociological study of couples who risk various normative pressures and punishments by having more babies than is allowed under the government's population-control plan. Constructs a theoretical framework that incorporates the sociology of fertility with deviant behavior perspectives, develops research models to identify relevant variables and illustrate behavior patterns in their social contexts, and examines determinants and compares them to non-deviant behavior. Revised from a 1992 Ph. D. dissertation for Virginia Technical Institute. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560724452
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Pages: 155

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Literature Review 5
Ch. 3 Theoretical Formation 23
Ch. 4 Methodology 41
Ch. 5 Results of the Study 73
Ch. 6 Summary and Discussion 115
Bibliography 137
Index 153
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