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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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Below Replacement Fertility in Mainland China

Below Replacement Fertility in Mainland China

Chapter:
(p.54) 4 Below Replacement Fertility in Mainland China
Source:
Transition and Challenge
Author(s):

Zhigang Guo

Wei Chen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0004

This chapter examines the fertility decline in mainland China since the 1970s. Using data from a wide range of sources, including the 2000 census and through linking recorded children to their mothers, it shows that China's Total Fertility Rate was likely to have fallen to 1.6 at the end of the 20th century. Useful information on changes in cohort fertility is provided through the examination of a tempo-adjusted Total Fertility Rate.

Keywords:   fertility decline, Total Fertility Rate, tempo-adjusted TFR, cohort fertility

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