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Analysing China's Population

Social Change in a New Demographic Era

Series: INED Population Studies, Vol. 3

Attané, Isabelle, Gu, Baochang (Eds.)

2014, IX, 270 p. 47 illus.

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  • Addresses the recent demographic change in China
  • Based on the 2010 census data
  • Provides a comprehensive review of the demographic challenges in China
  • Pays particular attention to the consequences of demographic aging and internal migration

Based on China’s recently released 2010 population census data, this edited volume analyses the most recent demographic trends in China, in the context of significant social and economic upheavals. The editor and the expert contributors describe the main features of China’s demography, and focus on the details of this latest phase of its demographic transition.

The book explores such striking characteristics of China’s demography as the changing age and sex population structure; recent trends in marriage and divorce; fertility trends with a focus on sex imbalance at birth; the demography of the ethnic minorities and recent mortality trends by sex.

Analysing China's Population: Social Change in a New Demographic Era examines and assesses the impact of changes that in the coming decades will be crucial for individuals, and the larger society and economy of the nation.

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Keywords » 2010 population census data - Changing age and sex population structure - Changing age structure - China's low fertility - Demographic transition - Demographic trends in China - Demography of China - Demography of ethnic minorities - Dwindling labour supply - Education in China - Family structure and dynamics - Fertility trends and sex imbalance at birth - Internal migration in China - Mortality in China - Rapid demographic aging - Recent trends in marriage and divorce - The economic support system - The male surplus - Urban/rural housing inequality

Related subjects » Population Economics - Population Studies

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