Analysing China's Population: Social Change in a New by Isabelle Attané, Baochang Gu

By Isabelle Attané, Baochang Gu

Based on China’s lately published 2010 inhabitants census info, this edited quantity analyses the latest demographic tendencies in China, within the context of important social and fiscal upheavals. The editor and the professional members describe the most positive aspects of China’s demography, and concentrate on the main points of this newest part of its demographic transition.

The ebook explores such amazing features of China’s demography because the altering age and intercourse inhabitants constitution; fresh developments in marriage and divorce; fertility tendencies with a spotlight on intercourse imbalance at beginning; the demography of the ethnic minorities and up to date mortality tendencies by means of sex.

Analysing China's inhabitants: Social swap in a brand new Demographic period examines and assesses the impression of alterations that during the arriving a long time might be the most important for people, and the bigger society and financial system of the nation.

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In this chapter, the data for “urban areas” are the weighted average of the values for cities and towns. 2 3 Changing Patterns of Marriage and Divorce in Today’s China 41 between men and women and between urban and rural areas therefore gradually widened, especially from around 1998. 5 years in both urban and rural areas in 1990, it increased by 6 months, to reach around 2 years in 2010. 6 years respectively, indicating that marriage behaviours are changing everywhere, but faster in urban than in rural areas.

Liu pu renkou shuju de lou bao yu chong bao (Underreporting and overreporting in China’s sixth national population census). Renkou yanjiu (Population Research), 37(1), 42–53. UN-WPP. (2012). United Nations. World population prospects. The 2012 revision. http://esa. htm. Accessed 18 Dec 2013. , & Ge, Y. (2013). 2010 Nian renkou pucha shuju zhiliang pinggu yiji dui yiwang renkou biandong fenxi jiaozheng (Assessment of 2010 census data quality and past population changes). Renkou yanjiu (Population Research), 37(1), 22–33.

Average number of children ever born to women by birth cohort and TFR in the corresponding census years (Sources: PCO 1985, 1993, 2002, 2012; NBS 2007a) level in the early 1990s, and continued to decline in the 2000s. 8 children per woman, regularly used as a reference by Chinese officials. However, such low fertility is quite plausible in China’s current socioeconomic context, where the cost of raising children is increasingly high (in particular for education and health) and where young couples now prefer to have very few children so that they can offer them the best start in life (Attané 2011).

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