In this book, top Chinese demographers introduce the reader to Chinese population policy, assess its effects and project future consequences.In the last three decades, the Chinese have conducted the greatest demographic experiment in human history. They have sought to curb the growth of their vast population through the implementation of rigid population policy and programmes. Whilst helping to keep the population from spiralling out of control, the policy has also had unwanted consequences including an imbalance of males to females and the weakening of family kinship and old-age support networks. This book provides a background to the policy by introducing Chinese history, society, and geographical population distribution. The contributors then examine the relation between policy, culture, and population in the past and present, and project current trends into the future. The book discusses a wide range of socio-economic impacts on China's demographic dynamics, such as employment, social welfare and urbanization. The book's conclusion extrapolates these trends into longer-term population projections.
"A wide-ranging and detailed collection." Times Higher Education
"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."
"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
2. Trends and Geographic Differentials in Mortality: Hao
3. Trends and Regional Differentials in Fertility Transition: Tu
4. Health and Health Care in Transition: Tang Shenglan.
5. Population Policy and Family Planning Programme: Xie
6. Age and Sex Structures: Li Yongping & Peng Xizhe.
7. Population Aging and Old Age Security: Du Peng and Tu
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
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
19. The Distribution of China's Population and Its Changes: Wang
20. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Waves of Chinese
Immigrants and their Children: Lui Ping-keung.
Series: Family, Sexuality and Social Relations in Past Times
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 20th July 2000
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.41
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1