A demographic decomposition of the recent increase in crude birth rates in China

Journal Article

A decomposition of recent increases in the crude birth rate into components attributable to changes in age structure, marriage pattern, and marital fertility demonstrates that changing age structure and the declining age at marriage are mainly responsible for increases in the crude birth rate in the 1980s. The impact of the absolute change in marital fertility on the crude birth rate is much less important. The findings effectively refute the allegations that recent increases in the crude birth rate were caused by a weakening of the family planning program in China and that China's population growth is "out of control.' -Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yi, Z; Ping, T; Liu, G; Ying, X

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

  • Population & Development Review

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 435 - 458