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China's far below replacement level fertility: a reality or illusion arising from underreporting of births?

Zhang, Guangyu

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How fast and how far China’s fertility declined in the 1990s has long been a matter of considerable debate, despite very low fertility consistently being reported in a number of statistical investigations over time. Most demographers interpreted this as a result of serious underreporting of births in population statistics, due to the family planning program, especially the program strengthening after 1991. Consequently, they suggested that fertility fell only moderately below-replacement level,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004-10
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49277
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/49277

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