30 Years of Experience of the Two-Child Policy in Yicheng, China

Yu Qin, Fei Wang

More and more countries have been adopting population policies to increase birth rates, in order to deal with the growing challenges of aging (United Nations 2013). Following the recent trend, China, the most populous country in the world, ended its 35-year-long one-child policy and started to allow two children for each married couple from January 1, 2016. It is still too early to evaluate the new two-child policy directly. However, something may be learnt from what has happened in Yicheng in the past 30 years. Yicheng is a typical agricultural county in Shanxi province with a population that is over 80% rural (Figure 1). It first adopted the two-child policy in 1985, aiming to observe how fast birth rates would increase if fertility restrictions were ...

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As China ends the one-child policy, what is its legacy?

One Child PolicyStephanie Gordon

China has announced the end to its infamous one-child policy, the restrictive rule that has limited many families to one child, and some to two children for the past 37 years. The changes will allow all couples to have two children. China has a long history of controlling its population. Throughout the 1950s, family planning was encouraged under Mao Zedong to promote economic growth. But only in 1973 did it become a political priority, with the national wan, xi, shao–“late marriage, longer spacing, and fewer children” campaign encouraging two children per couple. In June 1978, a policy of one child per couple was rigorously pursued as the government feared that China would not be able to modernise and support a large population at the same time.

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باروری نسلی باید ملاک برنامه‌های جمعیّتی قرار گیرد نه باروری مقطعی

Dr. Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavaziدر گفت‌وگو با دکتر محمّدجلال عبّاسی شوازی

برخی هشدارهای اغراق‌آمیز در زمینه‌ی کاهش نرخ رشد جمعیّت تأسّف‌آور است و از این نشأت می‌گیرد که برخی افراد شناخت درستی از شاخص‌های جمعیّتی ندارند. دکتر محمّدجلال عبّاسی شوازی، استاد جمعیّت‌شناسی دانشگاه تهران و رئیس انجمن جمعیّت‌شناسی ایران، در یک گفتگوی تلویزیونی با بیان این مطلب گفت: دو نوع نگرش نسبت به وضعیّت باروری داریم: «نگرش مقطعی» و «نگرش نسلی». در شرایط فعلی و با توجّه به ساختار سنّی جمعیّت کشور، باروری مقطعی تحت تأثیر وضعیّت اقتصادی اجتماعی حال حاضر کشور قرار دارد. محاسبات انجام شده با روش‌های مختلف نشان داده که میزان باروری کشور در سال 1390 بین 1/8 تا 2/1 در نوسان بوده است. امّا باید توجّه داشت که ملاک برنامه‌ریزی‌ها باید باروری نسلی باشد؛ چرا که باروری مقطعی می‌تواند ...

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Demography
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A Study on the Relationship between Religiousity and Fertility Intention in Tehran

Dr. Fatemeh ModiriFatemeh Modiri; Hajjie Bibi Razeghinasrabad

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Following decline in fertility rate and changes in religiousity in recent decades, this study aims to assess the relationship between religiousity and fertility intention. The data was derived from Tehran’s Married Lifestyle Survey in 2016 and a sample of 1272 married men and women so that age of women in their family was 15 to 49 years, were selected. The result showed that childbearing in Tehran is almost universal. About 4 percent of participants intend to remain childless which is only 16.5 percent of those who are childless. While 67.3 percent of individuals intend to have two or more children, only 47.6 percent of individuals have two children or more in research time. Tendency of people toward religion is relatively high.  Almost 65 percent of people have middle and higher level of religiosity. Multivariate analysis show that fertility intention has been influenced by religiousity and this impact continues with presence of effective socio-economic variables. Although women are more religious than men, effect of religiousity on childbearing intentions for both sexes is similar. Journal of Population Association of Iran, 2016, 10(20): 128-163. Click here to get the paper.

 
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دوشنبه ، 8 خرداد 1396 ، 09:09

Age-Structural Transitions: Major Policy Implications for China

Yan HaoYan Hao

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China is the most populous country in the world. In less than 50 years since 1950, the Chinese population has experienced a process of demographic transition with fertility falling quickly from high to low levels. In between, sizeable bulges and troughs in age structure were left as a result of China’s turbulent course of social and economic development over recent decades. The government-sponsored birth control programmes are believed to have played a special role in pressing down fertility since the mid 1970s. Projections of the age-structural transition show that a “window of opportunity” for China as a whole will arrive in around 2010, when the share of working age population will reach the highest level of 71% and the total dependency ratio will drop to 42%. However, marked differences exist between provinces and between urban and rural areas. Before the dependency ratio starts to pick up again around 2015, China will still have had over 10 years’ time to make full use of this “demographic bonus”. It is a crucial period for China to reach its target of 2020 aiming to quadruple its per capita GDP over that of 2000, and to fulfill its commitment to the Millennium Development Goals. Major policy implications are discussed here relating to labour market and social security programs. In Age-Structural Transitions: Challenges for Development, Edited by Ian Pool, Laura R. WONG and Éric Vilquin, Paris 2006, PP. 289-317.

 
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دوشنبه ، 15 خرداد 1396 ، 05:29

Preparing for Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Infrastructure for Science and Policy

James P. SmithJames P. Smith

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Throughout most of the developed and developing world, one of the most daunting issues deals with the challenges raised by population aging. Rapid increases in life expectancy, especially at older ages, alongside unprecedented declines in fertility will soon lead throughout North America, Europe, and Asia to never before seen rates of population aging. The “problem” of population aging is easy to state—to provide income and health security at older ages and to do so at affordable budgets. All rapidly aging countries face similar risks, but Asian countries have some advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages are that compared to Europe and North America, Asian countries are now aging more rapidly at lower incomes with weak non-familial income and health security systems in place. The big advantage is that it is much easier to change public systems in Asia than in Europe and America where the vested interest around the status quo has proven to be a major impediment to any policy adjustment.

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شنبه ، 24 تیر 1396 ، 08:29

World Contraceptive Use 2017

World Contraceptive UseUnited Nations Population Division

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Contraceptive prevalence and the unmet need for family planning are key indicators for measuring improvements in access to reproductive health. The data set, World Contraceptive Use 2017, includes country-specific estimates of these and other indicators, based on survey data available as of March 2017. This new data set was used to generate Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2017, providing model-based estimates and projections of family planning indicators. The Population Division produces a systematic and comprehensive series of annual, model-based estimates and projections of family planning indicators for the period from 1970 to 2030. Median estimates with 80 per cent and 95 per cent uncertainty intervals are provided for 185 countries or areas of the world, and for regions and development groups.

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روش‌های تحلیل جمعیّت‌شناختی: این کتاب توسّط سه تن از جمعیّت‌شناسان نامی علم جمعیّت‌شناسی یعنی فرحت یوسف، جو. ام. مارتین و دیوید ا. سوانسون در چهارده فصل به رشته‌ی تحریر درآمده و در سال 2014 توسّط انتشارات اسپرینگر چاپ و منتشر شده است. دکتر حاتم حسینی و میلاد بگی کتاب را به زبان فارسی برگرداندند. ترجمه‌ی فارسی کتاب در 460 صفحه و شمارگان 1000 نسخه توسّط مرکز نشر دانشگاه بوعلی سینا در تابستان 1396 چاپ و منتشر شد. مطالب این کتاب به شیوه‌­ای سازمان یافته است که اجازه می‌دهد تا خوانندگان از یک سطح مقدّماتی به روش‎های پیشرفته‎تر تحلیل­‌های جمعیّت‎شناختی حرکت کنند. این رویکرد با در نظرگرفتن این نکته است که ممکن است کاربران ...

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MORTPAK for Windows (Version 4.3): The MORTPAK software packages for demographic measurement have had widespread use throughout research institutions in developing and developed countries since their introduction in 1988. Version 4.0 of MORTPAK included 17. Version 4.3 of MORTPAK enhanced many of the original applications and added 3 more to bring the total to 20 applications. The package incorporates techniques that take advantage of the United Nations model life tables and generalized stable population equations. The package has been constructed with worksheet-style, full screen data entry which takes advantage of the interactive ...

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