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The Population of Modern China : The Springer Demographic Methods and Population Analysis - Dudley L. Poston

The Population of Modern China

The Springer Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

By: Dudley L. Poston (Editor), David Yaukey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1992
ISBN: 9780306442353
Number Of Pages: 760

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Student~ interested in world populations and demography inevitably need to know China. As the most populous country of the world, China occupies a unique position in the world population system. How its population is shaped by the intricate interplays among factors such as its political ideology and institutions, economic reality, government policies, sociocultural traditions, and ethnic divergence represents at once a fascinating and challenging arena for investigatIon and analysis. Yet, for much of the 20th century, while population studies have developed into a mature science, precise information and sophisticated analysis about the Chinese population had largely remained either lacking or inaccessible, first because of the absence of systematic databases due to almost uninterrupted strife and wars, and later because the society was closed to the outside observers for about three decades since 1949. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution, things have dramatically changed. China has embarked on an ambitious reform program where modernization became the utmost goal of societal mobilization. China could no longer afford to rely on imprecise census or survey information for population-related studies and policy planning, nor to remaining closed to the outside world. Both the gathering of more precise information and access to such information have dramatically increased in the 1980s. Systematic observations, analyses and reporting about the Chinese population have surfaced in the population literature around the globe.

Introduction: Population and Population Studies in Chinap. 1
New China's Populationp. 5
Population Studies in China: Privileged Past, Anxious Futurep. 19
Size, Growth and Distributionp. 47
A Brief History of China's Populationp. 51
Population Dynamics and Policy in Chinap. 59
Distribution of Chinese Populationp. 83
International Migrationp. 113
The Distribution of the Overseas Chinesep. 117
The Old Chinatown Ghettosp. 149
Mortalityp. 161
China's Changing Mortalityp. 163
Famine in China, 1958-61p. 225
Fertility, Abortion and Contraceptive Trendsp. 273
Fertility Trends in Chinap. 277
Abortion in China: Incidence and Implicationsp. 287
Patterns of Contraceptive Use in Chinap. 311
Fertility Differentialsp. 329
Local Area Variations in Reproductive Behavior in China, 1973-1982p. 333
Socioeconomic Development, Family Planning and Fertility in China: A Subregional Analysisp. 367
Fertility Policyp. 397
Fertility Policy in China: Future Optionsp. 401
Second Thoughts on the Second Child: A Talk with Peng Peiyunp. 421
Effects of the One-Child Policy on the Children of Chinap. 427
Age and Sex Structurep. 445
The Age-Sex Structure of Modern China: A Graphic Description and Explanationp. 449
Implications of the Aging of China's Populationp. 463
Sex Preference, Fertility and Family Planning in Chinap. 491
Marriage and Familyp. 525
Marriage in China Since 1950p. 529
Changes in Family Structure in Chinap. 535
Ethnic Compositionp. 549
Ethnic Diversity and Distributionp. 553
The Demographic and Socioeconomic Composition of China's Ethnic Minoritiesp. 573
Ethnic Identification in Chinap. 601
Internal Migration and Urbanizationp. 615
Migration in China: Methodological and Policy Challengesp. 617
Urbanization in China: New Insights from the 1982 Censusp. 633
Provincial Population Size and Interprovincial Migrationp. 683
Epilogue: China in 1990p. 699
Glossaryp. 719
Author Indexp. 731
Subject Indexp. 739
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ISBN: 9780306442353
ISBN-10: 0306442353
Series: The Springer Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 760
Published: 30th September 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 1.25

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