Analysing China's Population

Social Change in a New Demographic Era

  • Isabelle Attané
  • Baochang Gu

Part of the INED Population Studies book series (INPS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. China’s Low Fertility: Facts and Correlates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Zhigang Guo, Baochang Gu
      Pages 15-35
    3. Qiang Ren, Ping Zhu
      Pages 51-75
    4. Shuzhuo Li, Quanbao Jiang, Marcus W. Feldman
      Pages 77-93
  3. Modernization, Social Change and Social Segregation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Dudley L. Poston, Qian Xiong
      Pages 113-137
    3. Yanjie Bian, Chuntian Lu
      Pages 179-201
  4. Changing Age Structure, Labour Force and the Older Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Zhongwei Zhao, Wei Chen, Jiaying Zhao, Xianling Zhang
      Pages 205-225
    3. Sang-Hyop Lee, Qiulin Chen
      Pages 255-270

About this book


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.


2010 population census data Changing age and sex population structure Changing age structure China's low fertility Demographic transition Demographic trends in China Demography of China Demography of ethnic minorities Dwindling labour supply Education in China Family structure and dynamics Fertility trends and sex imbalance at birth Internal migration in China Mortality in China Rapid demographic aging Recent trends in marriage and divorce The economic support system The male surplus Urban/rural housing inequality

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabelle Attané
    • 1
  • Baochang Gu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut national d’études démographiqueParis Cedex 20France
  2. 2.Centre for Population & Development StudiesRenmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

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