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Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Zeng Yi,
Published in: Population & Development Review
January 1, 1987

It is widely recognized that remarkable changes in Chinese family structure have accompanied changes in the rate of marriage, fertility, and mortality in recent decades. Life expectancy of China's population increased from 47 years in 1950 to 67.9 years in 1981 - 66.4 years for males, 69-4 years for females. This article reports the findings of a simulation study of how changing demographic factors affect family size and family types. First presents a brief review of the cross-sectional evidence on the changes in Chinese family structure. A non-technical account of the simulation model is given in the second section. Presentation of the simulation results and discussion of the lessons are the topics of the remaining sections.-from Author

Duke Scholars

Published In

Population & Development Review

Publication Date

January 1, 1987

Volume

12

Issue

4

Start / End Page

675 / 703

Related Subject Headings

  • Demography
  • 4406 Human geography
  • 4404 Development studies
  • 4403 Demography
  • 1603 Demography
 

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Zeng Yi, . (1987). Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study. Population & Development Review, 12(4), 675–703.
Zeng Yi, S. S. “Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study.Population & Development Review 12, no. 4 (January 1, 1987): 675–703.
Zeng Yi. Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study. Population & Development Review. 1987 Jan 1;12(4):675–703.
Zeng Yi, S. S. “Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study.Population & Development Review, vol. 12, no. 4, Jan. 1987, pp. 675–703.
Zeng Yi. Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study. Population & Development Review. 1987 Jan 1;12(4):675–703.

Published In

Population & Development Review

Publication Date

January 1, 1987

Volume

12

Issue

4

Start / End Page

675 / 703

Related Subject Headings

  • Demography
  • 4406 Human geography
  • 4404 Development studies
  • 4403 Demography
  • 1603 Demography