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China's Population Policy at the Crossroads: Social Impacts and Prospects.

Asian J Soc Sci 2013;41(2):193-218

Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305, USA

China's total fertility rate fell below replacement level in the 1990s. From the 1970s the fertility rate declined dramatically, mainly as a consequence of the national population policy whose aim has been to limit birth numbers, control population growth and boost economic growth. Having achieved such a low fertility rate, how will China's population policy evolve in the future? This paper first reviews the history of China's population policy since 1970 in terms of three stages: 1970-1979; 1980-1999; and after 2000. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685314-12341298DOI Listing
January 2013
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