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Current and desired fertility : reflections on fertility decline in China

Wen, Xingyan


This thesis compares women's current fertility with their fertility preferences during the period of rapid fertility decline, with special reference to Hebei and Shaanxi provinces and Shanghai municipality in China. It explores the gap between the government's birth control targets and couples' individual aspirations for children, the reasons for the differences, and the policy implications. China’s powerful government and stringent population policy played a crucial role in the radical...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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