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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415497381
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue  Introduction 1. Fertility and Population Policy: An Overview  Part 1: Family Planning Policy and Contraceptive Use 2. Patterns of Induced Abortion 3. Patterns of Sterilization Part 2: Family and Marriage Patterns 4. The Impact of Family Structure on Fertility  5. The Impact of Intermarriage on the Fertility of Minority Women 6. Emerging Patterns of Premarital Conception 7. Changing Patterns of Desired Fertility   Part 3: Biological and Social Determinants of Fertility 8. Age at Menarche and the Timing of the First Birth  9. The Effect of Floating Migration on Fertility 10. The Impact of Language Dialect on Fertility  Part 4: Implications and the Future 11. The Managed Fertility Transition in Rural China and Implications for the Future of China’s Population  12. China’s Demographic Destiny: Marriage Market Implications for the 21st Century

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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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