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Transition and Challenge – China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo


This book examines the major demographic changes that have taken in China in recent decades and the major demographic challenges at the beginning of the 21st century. The extensive evidence presented in the book demonstrates that China has been going through a profound demographic revolution characterized by drastic mortality decline, unprecedented fertility transition, rapid increase of internal migration, fast change in population age structure, and remarkable variations in demographic patterns across different regions and among various ethnic groups. The book systematically analyzes challen ... More

Keywords: demographic transition, population change, fertility decline, mortality pattern, mortality decline, family planning, internal migration, population ageing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199299294
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zhongwei Zhao, editor
The Australian National University
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Fei Guo, editor
Macquarie University

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