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An Assessment of China’s Fertility Level Using the Variable-

Citation

Cai, Yong (2008). An Assessment of China's Fertility Level Using the Variable-. Demography, 45(2), 271-281. PMCID: PMC2831367

Abstract

The fertility level in China is a matter of uncertainty and controversy. This paper applies Preston and Coale’s (1982) variable-r method to assess the fertility level in China. By using data from China’s 1990 and 2000 censuses as well as annual population change surveys, the variable-r method confirms that Chinese fertility has reached a level well below replacement.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dem.0.0003

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2008

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Cai, Yong

PMCID

PMC2831367