Changing demographic characteristics and the family status of chinese women

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The model developed in this paper extends Bongaarts’s nuclear family model into a general one that accounts for both nuclear and three-generation families, and which is expected to be more widely applicable. In the paper a simulation and comparison of two cohorts of women who are assumed to live out their lives under demographic conditions of China in 1950-70 and 1981 is presented. The status distribution and expected years spent in different parities, marital statuses, being the child of surviving parent(s), being a parent of living children, and having responsibility for both elderly parent(s) and young children etc. are given. The consequences of the dramatic demographic changes are clearly demonstrated. © 1988 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yi, Z

Published Date

  • July 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 203

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1477-4747

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-4728

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/0032472031000143316

Citation Source

  • Scopus