Based on China's recently released 2010 population census data, this edited volume analyses the most recent demographic trends in China, in the context of significant social and economic upheavals. The editor and the expert contributors describe the main features of China's demography, and focus on the details of this latest phase of its demographic transition.
The book explores such striking characteristics of China's demography as the changing age and sex population structure; recent trends in marriage and divorce; fertility trends with a focus on sex imbalance at birth; the demography of the ethnic minorities and recent mortality trends by sex.
Analysing China's Population: Social Change in a New Demographic Era examines and assesses the impact of changes that in the coming decades will be crucial for individuals, and the larger society and economy of the nation.
Part One. China's low fertility: facts and correlates: Chapter 1. China's low fertility: Evidence from the 2010 census: GUO Zhigang and GU Baochang.- Chapter 2. Changing patterns of marriage and divorce in today's China: LU Jiehua and WANG Xiaofei.- Chapter 3. Education in China: Uneven Progress: REN Qiang and ZHU Ping.- Chapter 4. The male surplus in China's marriage market: review and prospects: LI Shuzhuo, JIANG Quanbao and Marcus W. FELDMAN.- Chapter 5. Being a woman in China today: a demography of gender: Isabelle ATTANE.- Part Two: Modernization, social change and social segregation: Chapter 6. Are China's Minority Nationalities still on the margins?: Dudley L. POSTON Jr. and Qian XIONG.- Chapter 7. Demographic and social impact of internal migration in China: Delia DAVIN.- Chapter 8. China's Urbanization: a new "Leap Forward"?: WANG Guixin.- Chapter 9. Urban/rural Housing Inequality in Transitional China: BIAN Yanjie and LU Chuntian.- Part Three. Changing age structure, labour force and the elderly: Chapter 10. Mortality in China: Data sources, trends and patterns: ZHAO Zhongwei, CHEN Wei, ZHAO Jiaying, and ZHANG Xianling.- Chapter 11. Dwindling labour supply in China: Scenarios for 2010-2060: Michele BRUNI.- Chapter 12. The Economic Support System and Changing Age Structure in China: Sang-Hyop LEE and CHEN Qiulin.