Fertility, Family Planning and Population Policy in China


This book looks at the impact of the government's strict control over planning and population growth on the family, the wider society and the country's demography.
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This book looks at the impact of the government's strict control over planning and population growth on the family, the wider society and the country's demography.
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Editorial Reviews

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'The contributions present new, empirically grounded research on fresh topics in the field...this is a valuable addition to our knowledge of Chinese democracy.' - Population and Development Review

'This book brings together a wealth of data on policy implementation, fertility trends and relations between fertility and a wide variety of variables thereby raising a number of interesting demographic, socio-economic and political issues.'- The China Quarterly

'This book is a comprehensive compendium on China's population policies, family planning programmes and the determinants of fertility reduction over the past 30 years.'- The China Quarterly

'I found the book enjoyable to read and recommend it to those who are interested in China's population issues.' - Zhongwei Zhao, The Australian National University

'[T]he book makes a valuable contribution, and will be of interest not only to researchers and program practitioners who have an interest in China’s changing population, but also to policymakers in China, because of its discussion of implications for China’s population future... [It] enriches our understanding of the origin, evolution, performance, and future of the largest and most systematic family planning program in the world.' - Guangyu Zhang, Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 39, No. 1, March 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415497381
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
1 Fertility and population policy : an overview 8
2 Patterns of induced abortion 23
3 Patterns of sterilization 38
4 The impact of family structure on fertility 53
5 The impact of intermarriage on the fertility of minority women 65
6 Emerging patterns of premarital conception 78
7 Changing patterns of desired fertility 89
8 Age at menarche and the timing of the first birth 113
9 The effect of floating migration on fertility 127
10 The impact of language dialect on fertility 145
11 The managed fertility transition in rural China and implications for the future of China's population 159
12 China's demographic destiny : marriage market implications for the twenty-first century 172
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