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From Decline of Fertility to Transition of Age Structure: Ageing and Its Policy Implications in China

Citation

Qiao, Xiaochun (2001). From Decline of Fertility to Transition of Age Structure: Ageing and Its Policy Implications in China. Genus, 57(1), 57-81.

Abstract

In the early 1970s, when China began to universally implement a family planning program, no one considered its negative consequences on population and development in China’s future. A decisive document involving the one-child policy, called the “Public Letter of Central Government,” published in 1980, stated that “the phenomenon of ageing will not appear within this century” if we implement a one-child policy in China. Because curbing the rapidly increasing population was the urgent and overwhelming issue at that time, no one cared or paid attention to its potential consequences in the next century. As a matter of fact, the original intent was that the rigorous family planning policy implemented would be limited to the 20th century; it was referred to as “the policy of one generation.”

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/29788677

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Genus

Author(s)

Qiao, Xiaochun

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

57

Issue Number

1

Pages

57-81

Reference ID

1699