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Changes in Household Formation and Composition in China since the Mid-Twentieth Century

Zhao, Zhongwei; Chen, Wei


China has experienced great changes in household formation and composition since the mid-twentieth century, and its mean size of households has fallen from 54 persons in 1947 to 3.1 in 2005. Many of these changes, especially those taking place in the early years of the People's Republic, have not been systematically investigated. This paper examines the impact of China's major political, social, demographic and economic changes on household formation and composition. The study shows that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/BF03033891


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