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Fertility transition in China : causes and trends

Wandel der Fertilität in China: Ursachen und Trends
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Xizhe, Peng

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Corporate Editor Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
Abstract "Decentralised policy formation and implementation is one of the salient features of China's family planning programme that is the most important driving force of China's fertility transition. This paper reviews the differentials in local policy and programmes, and examines their effects on patterns of fertility transition across China. Major consequences of the differential fertility transition, such as varied processes of population ageing and labour force supply etc. at provincial level, are then discussed. The author argues that the success of government population policy to a large extent is determined by socio-economic and cultural factors. On the other hand, regional demographic patterns have profound impact on China's regional and rural-urban differences in terms of socio-economic development. Large scale migration is one of such examples." (author's abstract)
Keywords China; population development; population policy; family policy; birth trend; declining birth rate; family planning; success-failure; demographic factors; cultural factors; regional factors; socioeconomic development; migration; Far East; developing country; Asia
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior; Population Studies, Sociology of Population; Working Conditions
Method applied research; documentation
Free Keywords China; Bevölkerungsentwicklung; Bevölkerungspolitik; Familienpolitik; Geburtenentwicklung; Geburtenrückgang; Familienplanung; Erfolg-Misserfolg; demographische Faktoren; kulturelle Faktoren; regionale Faktoren; sozioökonomische Entwicklung; Migration; Ostasien; Entwicklungsland; Asien; Plenarveranstaltungen; "Kulturen und Sozialtechnologien der Fertilität" in Verbindung mit dem Programm zum Gastland China
Collection Title Die Natur der Gesellschaft: Verhandlungen des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Kassel 2006. Teilbd. 1 u. 2
Editor Rehberg, Karl-Siegbert
Conference 33. Kongress "Die Natur der Gesellschaft". Kassel, 2006
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Publisher Campus Verl.
City Frankfurt am Main
Page/Pages p. 412-429
ISBN 978-3-593-38440-5
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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