How China is rolling out the red carpet for couples who have more than one child

Stuart Gietel-BastenStuart Gietel-Basten

A rather remarkable turnaround has occurred in China. For a country famous for having the most comprehensive sets of policies designed to limit births, it is now introducing new policies to support parents who have a second child. In November 2015, China announced it would abandon its one-child policy and switch to a national two-child policy. The change came into force on January 1, 2016, with the immediate rationale being to tackle China’s rapidly ageing (and projected declining) population. Some predicted a huge baby boom. Others – including me – suggested that the reforms were “too little, too late”, and that “simply allowing people to have more children does not mean they will.”

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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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پنجشنبه ، 7 ارديبهشت 1396 ، 14:39

Demographic Transition in Europe and Around the Mediterranean

Chirs WilsonChris Wilson

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Demographic trends underlie a great many economic and social processes. However, because populations tend to change relatively slowly, demography is often taken for granted and its impact under-appreciated. Rather like some slow geological process that is imperceptible in the short run, demographic change often has an ineluctable force, and ends up changing the whole social and economic landscape. When trying to understand the relationship between the European Union and its neighbours to the South and East of the Mediterranean, an understanding of the demographic forces at work is essential. In this chapter I will present an outline of the main demographic trends in Europe and the Mediterranean over the last half century, and will look forward to sketch the most likely developments for the coming decades. The EU and its neighbours do not only share the Mediterranean, we also share a common future and demographic trends will play a crucial role in determining the nature of that future. Adopted from Book Between Europe and the Mediterranean”, PP. 11-27.

 
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يكشنبه ، 18 تیر 1396 ، 07:29

Family-Work Conflict and its Relation to Fertility Behavior: A Study Among Employed Women in Education Section in the City of Yazd

Dr. Razeghi NasrabadHajiihe Razeghi; Malihe Alimandegari; Ali Mohammadi

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When matching employed women work outside the home and their roles within the home may face several problems. This study attempts to investigate the conflict between work and family and its relationship with fertility of employed women. This is based on a survey in 2014 conducted among married women working in education section in the city of Yazd. The results show that the average score of respondents’ work-family conflict is 46.07 that is at an intermediate level. The remarkable Point is relatively high-conflict family environment than the workplace. Bivariate analysis of the data showed that the number of children is negatively correlated with work-family conflict. The highest average score of work-family conflict belonging to women with one child and is equal to 54.12. Among most of women in this group, duration of marriage is less than 9 year and many of them have young children. In multivariate analysis, Duration of marriage, positions and participation of men in housework are variables that reduced impact of conflict on fertility. Despite women's experience of conflict in the family, do their family roles. With regard to the role of women in strengthening relationships between family members, increasing social support of family roles, flexible working hours and part-time work for women can be effective in reducing work-family conflict. Journal of Population Association of Iran, 2015, 10(19): 45-61. Click here to get the paper.

 
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جمعه ، 16 تیر 1396 ، 23:30

Tempo Effect of Childbearing and Adjusted Level of Fertility in Iran

Journal of Population Association of IranMohammadreza Boromandzadeh; Aliyar Ahmadi

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Although the demographic literature offers many measures of fertility, the total fertility rate (TFR) is now used more often than any other indicator. The TFR is defined as the average number of births a woman would have if she were to live through her reproductive years (ages 15– 49) bear children at each age at the rates observed in a particular year or period. It is a hypothetical measure because no real group of women has experienced or will necessarily experience these particular rates. But this measure is disturbed by some timing effects called Tempo effects - distortions due to changes in the timing of births. The conventional TFR can be considered to consist of a quantum and a tempo component. Quantum component of the TFR would have been observed in the absence of changes in the timing of childbearing during the period in which the TFR is measured. The tempo component equals the distortion that occurs due to timing changes. In this paper history and the methodology of the tempo and quantum effects of fertility is discussed and the methods to adjust the total fertility rate (TFR) are elaborated focusing on method presented by Bongaarts and Feeney (BF method 1998). Meanwhile the analyses of fertility rates in this duration (1996-2011) in Iran illustrate the necessity of employing tempo adjusted methods in measuring fertility. Journal of Population Association of Iran, 2015, 10(19): 143-163. Click here to get the paper.

 
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سه شنبه ، 5 ارديبهشت 1396 ، 02:09

Understanding Global Demographic Convergence Since 1950

Chirs WilsonChris Wilson

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Is the world converging to a single demographic regime? Or are groups of countries following distinct paths through the process of demographic transition? The answers to these questions are pivotal to our understanding of the nature and mechanisms of population change. They are also key elements for deriving the assumptions that should underlie population projections. There has been considerable interest in global demographic convergence during the last decade, with most work drawing on statistical methods that are widely used in economics. This article takes a different approach to most of the existing literature, examining the fertility and mortality trajectories over time that various appropriately defined world regions have followed. The data suggest that five distinct regional histories can be traced in mortality, and three in fertility, and that global convergence has moved more rapidly and unambiguously in fertility than in mortality. Journal of Population and Development Review, 37(2): 375-388, Jun 2011.

 
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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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