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Demography

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 271–281 | Cite as

An assessment of China’s fertility level using the variable-r method

  • Yong Cai
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Abstract

The fertility level in China is a matter of uncertainty and controversy. This paper applies Preston and Coale’s (1982) variable-r method to assess the fertility level in China. By using data from China’s 1990 and 2000 censuses as well as annual population change surveys, the variable-r method confirms that Chinese fertility has reached a level well below replacement.

Keywords

Birth Interval Fertility Level Survival Ratio Large Birth Cohort Rowth Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City

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