Economic Reforms and Fertility Behaviour

Based on an intensive fieldwork in a southern Hebei village in northern China (1992/3), the author takes an institutional approach and focuses on the way deliberate Chinese state policies driven by new economic and social agendas since the ...

Author: Weiguo Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134245093

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Based on an intensive fieldwork in a southern Hebei village in northern China (1992/3), the author takes an institutional approach and focuses on the way deliberate Chinese state policies driven by new economic and social agendas since the late 1970s have impacted on marriage, family relations and consequently on the way fertility trends have been adversely affected; the study is also very much concerned with the human dimension and the way in which such social and economic changes are perceived and applied in a rural community. The research presented in this study goes a long way to unravelling the puzzle concerning the reasons for a very rapid decline in Chinese fertility rates, contrasting sharply with a very different fertility transition within western cultures.
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Economic Reforms and Fertility Behaviour

This study will focus on relations between economic reforms and fertility behaviour in the reform era 1949-1994 and takes the relations between socio-economic development and fertility under the collective institutions as its starting point ...

Author: Weiguo Zhang

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ISBN: OCLC:67716061

Category: Economic development

Page: 325

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Chinese Economic Reforms and Fertility Bahaviour sic

As a demographer trying to apply an institutional approach to analyse macro - economic reforms and microfertility behaviour , there is a need to step in the economic field and bring useful elements in the analysis .

Author: Weiguo Zhang

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1873410492

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Focuses on the way deliberate Chinese state policies driven by new economic and social agendas since the late 1970s have impacted on marriage, family relations and consequently on the way fertility trends have been adversely affected.
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Economic Reforms and Fertility Behaviour

fertility behaviour remain largely a mystery. The important role social institutions play in human fertility behaviour and fertility change has been noted by scholars in the last two decades (e.g., McNicoll 1975, 1980, 1985 St 1994, ...

Author: Weiguo Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134245024

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Based on an intensive fieldwork in a southern Hebei village in northern China (1992/3), the author takes an institutional approach and focuses on the way deliberate Chinese state policies driven by new economic and social agendas since the late 1970s have impacted on marriage, family relations and consequently on the way fertility trends have been adversely affected; the study is also very much concerned with the human dimension and the way in which such social and economic changes are perceived and applied in a rural community. The research presented in this study goes a long way to unravelling the puzzle concerning the reasons for a very rapid decline in Chinese fertility rates, contrasting sharply with a very different fertility transition within western cultures.
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Marriage and Fertility Behaviour in Japan

Next, the book considers salient features of Japanese marriage behaviour, including the relation between these patterns and changes in society and the influence of marriage on attitudes toward partnership and family relations.

Author: Nobutaka Fukuda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811002946

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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This monograph examines the influence of ideational and socio-economic factors on Japanese marriage and fertility behaviour. It also investigates the historical change in attitudes toward partnership and family in Japan, which, if current trends continue, can lead to population shrinkage and an asymmetrical age structure. The author first details the differences between ideational and economic approaches. He examines these two behavioural models from a viewpoint of rational choice theory, which he then follows with a discussion on the influence of institutional contexts on matrimony and childbirth. Next, the book considers salient features of Japanese marriage behaviour, including the relation between these patterns and changes in society and the influence of marriage on attitudes toward partnership and family relations. Coverage then goes on to explore the influence of ideational factors on fertility and analyse the impact of childbirth on couples' attitudes. The author also investigates attitudinal changes between generations in Japan. He provides a theoretical review on the relation between socio-economic development and value-orientation as well as looks at the difference in attitudes from a viewpoint of cohorts and periods. Overall, the book presents an authoritative, theoretical and empirical analysis using data from panel and repeated cross-sectional surveys. Throughout, the author clearly identifies the sources of his data as well as the methods used in his analysis.
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Dynamics of Values in Fertility Change

This book explores the dimensions of values identified as significant in their impact on fertility decisions.

Author: Richard Leete

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191583957

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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The global transformation in the number of children women bear has been one of the most remarkable changes in social behaviour in the twentieth century. The search for explanations of the causes in childbearing behaviour, and particularly in the values attached to children, remains a central research preoccupation of population scientists. This book explores the dimensions of values identified as significant in their impact on fertility decisions. It offers a range of perspectives on a mosaic of values perceived to be of importance in influencing the bearing and caring of children. The book examines the macro and micro theories of the value of children, and considers the multi-dimensional nature of value change. The chapters explore the nature of the mechanisms by which value change may serve to reinforce or promote the ideational essence of change and the impact of pressures for change. It is observed that gender, religion, and culture, all function as complementary lenses through which the necessity of value maintenance or modification is viewed. The book concludes that fertility behaviour is value-driven, but that fertility change is not necessarily driven by value change. The values of most significance to fertility are more fundamental and general values, rather than explicit 'fertility values'.
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Religion Social Change and Fertility Behaviour

This Book, Based On A Study Carried Out In The Travancore Region Of Kerala, Attempts To Explain The Differential Influeces Of Many Demographic, Developmental And Cultural Variables That Influence Social Change Among Different Religious ...

Author: R. Jayasree

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8170222524

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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This Book, Based On A Study Carried Out In The Travancore Region Of Kerala, Attempts To Explain The Differential Influeces Of Many Demographic, Developmental And Cultural Variables That Influence Social Change Among Different Religious Groups And Also Ultimately The Fertility Behaviour.
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Fertility and Social Interaction

In this book, economics meets sociology in order to investigate one of the central social changes in history - the decline of fertility.

Author: Hans-Peter Kohler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199244591

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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In this book, economics meets sociology in order to investigate one of the central social changes in history - the decline of fertility. It demonstrates how social interactions can be used to extend the approach, and include social norms and learning.
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