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Fertility in China

China has experienced a rapid fertility decline and its fertility has been well below replacement for more than two decades. The Chinese government abolished its one-child policy in 2015. Zhongwei Zhao has recently published a paper commenting on this major policy changes and its impact (Population and Development Review 2015). He and his colleagues have also investigated ideas and practice of controlling family size in Chinese history (Continuity and Change 2006), examined China’s fertility data collection and quality (Population and Development Review 2006), reconstructed China’s recent fertility changes and their trends (Population 2010), and analyzed China’s far below replacement fertility and its long-term impact (Canadian Studies in Population 2010, Demographic Research 2011).


Updated: 27 September 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator