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Economic Reforms and Spatial Mobility


Yang, Xiushi (1996). Economic Reforms and Spatial Mobility. In Goldstein, Alice & Wang, Feng (Eds.), China: The Many Facets of Demographic Change. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.


At no time in the twentieth century has a nation witnessed demographic changes as dramatic as those in the People's Republic of China. In a time span of less than 30 years, China completed a transition from a premodern to a modern demographic regime. Drawing on a variety of data sources, the authors examine the demographic changes in depth in the context of their relation to socioeconomic change and shifts in state policies. In particular, they focus on the reform era of the 1980s, when China moved from a socialist to a market economy.

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Book Chapter

Book Title

China: The Many Facets of Demographic Change

Series Title

Brown University Studies in Population and Development


Yang, Xiushi


Goldstein, Alice
Wang, Feng

Year Published



Westview Press

City of Publication

Boulder, Colo.

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