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By Isabelle Attané, Baochang Gu

ISBN-10: 940178986X

ISBN-13: 9789401789868

Based on China’s lately published 2010 inhabitants census facts, this edited quantity analyses the newest demographic traits in China, within the context of vital social and fiscal upheavals. The editor and the professional participants describe the most positive factors of China’s demography, and concentrate on the main points of this most up-to-date part of its demographic transition.

The booklet explores such extraordinary features of China’s demography because the altering age and intercourse inhabitants constitution; fresh traits in marriage and divorce; fertility traits with a spotlight on intercourse imbalance at delivery; the demography of the ethnic minorities and up to date mortality developments via sex.

Analysing China's inhabitants: Social switch in a brand new Demographic period examines and assesses the effect of alterations that during the arriving many years might be the most important for people, and the bigger society and economic climate of the nation.

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Just how do I love thee? Marital relations in Urban China. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 62, 32–47. Platte, E. (1988). Divorce trends and patterns in China: Past and present. Pacific Affairs, 61, 428– 445. Wang, Z. (2010). Jiehun nianling zhi zhiyue xing tiaojian yanjiu-pingjun chuhun nianling weisheme tuichile? (Study on marriage: Why is the average age at first marriage postponed? Xibei Renkou, 31, 37–41. 018. , & Zhou, Q. (2010). China’s divorce and remarriage rates: Trends and regional disparities.

The most convincing is without doubt the fact that almost all the recent data are consistent and give evidence of very low fertility in recent years. In particular, the estimates based on the 2000 and the 2010 censuses give very similar results for the second half of the 1990s. The trends reflected by the annual sample surveys on population change conducted by the NBS are also very consistent with the estimates based on the 2010 census for the 2000s (NBS 1990–2000). Other arguments, which are not yet measurable, however, also confirm the relative accuracy of the most recent fertility data.

So it appears that the fertility desires of women of childbearing age have become much weaker after four decades of family planning policy (Zheng et al. 2009). 7, a level even below that observed in many developed countries. This process of fertility decline is associated with an increasing tendency towards delayed childbearing in recent years. There is therefore a significant postponement effect on fertility, which is also widespread in other low-fertility populations and tends to re- 2 China’s Low Fertility: Evidence from the 2010 Census 31 duce the TFR.

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