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Reexamining China's Fertility Puzzle: Data Collection and Quality over the Last Two Decades

Zhang, Guangyu; Zhao, Zhongwei


China's fertility level has become a matter of considerable debate since the early 1990s. Despite the widespread concern over data quality, a review of the literature reveals little systematic examination of how fertility data are collected, what specific problems they pose, and how they have been used in demographic research. This article examines five major fertility data sources and identifies problems in producing and using fertility data and discusses their implications. Issues relating to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Population and Development Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2006.00119.x


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