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Transition and ChallengeChina's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century$
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Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199299294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.001.0001

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The Politics of Numbers: Fertility Statistics in Recent Decades

The Politics of Numbers: Fertility Statistics in Recent Decades

(p.34) 3 The Politics of Numbers: Fertility Statistics in Recent Decades
Transition and Challenge

Thomas Scharping

Oxford University Press

This chapter critically examines China's recent demographic data, especially the impact of the family planning programme on the quality of fertility data. It identifies various kinds of registration problems and shows that the quality of fertility data collected by some administrative organizations and those from recent censuses has deteriorated in recent years.

Keywords:   demographic data, fertility data, family planning, data quality

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