Analysing China’s Population Social Change in a New Demographic Era
Collection : Ined Population Studies2014, 270 pages
1 China’s Demography in a Changing Society: Old Problems and New Challenges Isabelle Attané and Baochang Gu
Part I China’s Low Fertility: Facts and Correlates
2 China’s Low Fertility: Evidence from the 2010 Census Zhigang Guo and Baochang Gu
3 Changing Patterns of Marriage and Divorce in Today’s China Jiehua Lu and Xiaofei Wang
4 Education in China: Uneven Progress Qiang Ren and Ping Zhu
5 The Male Surplus in China’s Marriage Market: Review and Prospects Shuzhuo Li, Quanbao Jiang and Marcus W. Feldman
6 Being a Woman in China Today: A Demography of Gender Isabelle Attané
Part II Modernization, Social Change and Social Segregation
7 Are China’s Minority Nationalities Still on the Margins? Dudley L. Poston and Qian Xiong
8 Demographic and Social Impact of Internal Migration in China Delia Davin
9 China’s Urbanization: A New “Leap Forward”? Guixin Wang
10 Urban-Rural Housing Inequality in Transitional China Yanjie Bian and Chuntian Lu
Part III Changing Age Structure, Labour Force and the Older Population
11 Mortality in China: Data Sources, Trends and Patterns Zhongwei Zhao, Wei Chen, Jiaying Zhao and Xianling Zhang
12 Dwindling Labour Supply in China: Scenarios for 2010–2060 Michele Bruni
13 The Economic Support System and Changing Age Structure in China Sang-Hyop Lee and Qiulin Chen
Based on China’s recently released 2010 population census data, this edited volume analyzes 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.