Rapid Population Change in China, 1952-1982
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The remarkable changes in fertility, nuptiality, and mortality that have occurred in the People's Republic of China from the early 1950s to 1982 are summarized in this report. Data are based largely on the single-year age distributions tabulated in the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses of China and a major 1982 fertility survey.


  • Behavioral and Social Sciences — Population and Fertility Studies

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104 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-07857-3

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xiv
Summary 1-7
1 Introduction 8-11
2 Sources and Quality of Data 12-38
3 Marriage in China Since 1950 39-45
4 Childbearing in China Since 1950 46-63
5 Mortality in China 64-70
6 Conclusions 71-72
Notes 73-74
Appendix: Data Tables 75-86
References 87-90
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National Research Council. Rapid Population Change in China, 1952-1982. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1984.

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