Transition and Challenge by Zhongwei Zhao
China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

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With the largest population in the world, China has experienced significant demographic, social, and economic changes in recent decades. Extraordinary demographic changes took place in China in the second half of the twentieth century having wide-ranging consequences. This book, written by a group of leading experts, examines these profound changes in an effort to understand their long term impact and provide an up-to-date account of China's demographic reality. The volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of a wide range of issues such as China's unprecedented family planning program, the impact of falling birth rates coupled with increasing life expectancy, changes in marriage patterns, and increasing rural-urban migration. Anyone who is interested in China and its recent demographic changes will benefit from the rich materials and thorough analysis provided in this book.

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\Dr. Zhongwei Zhao is a demographer. He is a Senior Fellow at the Demography and Sociology Program, the Australian National University, and a Bye-Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Prior to taking up the present appointment, he worked at University of Cambridge, the Australian National University, University of New South Wales, the East-West Centre of Hawaii and Peking University. He received a PhD from University of Cambridge. Dr. Fei Guo is a Senior Lecturer in demography at the Macquarie University, Australia. She received her postgraduate education, with a Ph.D. in Sociology, from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center, and was an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Before joining Macquarie, she was a researcher at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
Published April 19, 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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