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Transition and challenge : China's population at the beginning of the 21st century

Author: Zhongwei Zhao; Fei Guo
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. This book examines these changes and also looks at how China's population has altered the global landscape.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhongwei Zhao; Fei Guo
ISBN: 9780199299294 0199299293
OCLC Number: 605640742
Notes: Originally published 2007; reprinted 2008.
Description: xiv, 350 pages : figures, tables ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Family planning during the economic reform era ; 3. The politics of numbers: Fertility statistics in recent decades ; 4. Below replacement fertility in Mainland China ; 5. Fertility transition in Hong Kong and Taiwan ; 6. Induced abortion and its demographic consequences ; 7. Child sex ratios and their regional variation ; 8. Recent changes in marriage patterns ; 9. Poverty, progress, and rising life expectancy ; 10. Changing mortality patterns and causes of death ; 11. Population aging: Challenges, opportunities, and institutions ; 12. Internal migration: Policy changes, recent trends, and new challenges ; 13. The impact of temporary migration on migrant communities ; 14. The changing profile of labor migration ; 15. Minorities: Cultural integration, family planning, and population changes ; 16. China's demography in perspective
Responsibility: edited by Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo.

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