Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China
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Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China fifty years of transition by Burton Pasternak

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Published by East-West Population Institute, East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii .
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  • Tianjin (China),
  • China,
  • Tianjin.


  • Marriage -- China -- Tianjin,
  • Fertility, Human -- China -- Tianjin,
  • Family -- China -- Tianjin,
  • Tianjin (China) -- Social conditions

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Bibliography: p. 69-76.

StatementBurton Pasternak.
SeriesPapers of the East-West Population Institute ;, no. 99 (July 1986), Papers of the East-West Population Institute ;, no. 99.
LC ClassificationsHQ684 .P38 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 76 p. :
Number of Pages76
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2722952M
ISBN 100866380809
LC Control Number86016515

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A report of research conducted in Tianjin, People's Republic of China (September January ) describes and analyses changes in family structure, marriage, post-marital residence, and fertility in a neighborhood of factory workers over a year period. Social and economic changes such as delayed marriage, increased access to education, and the entrance of women into the labor force were Cited by: 1. Author(s): Pasternak,B Title(s): Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China: fifty years of transition/ B. Pasternak. Country of Publication: United States. Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China: fifty years of transition. By Burton Pasternak. Topics: Marriage - China - Tientsin, Fertility, Human - China - Tientsin, Families - China - Tientsin, Tientsin (China) - Social conditions Author: Burton Pasternak.   Results. The Chinese Family Planning Program has experienced several transitions. It has evolved from the s period of moderate policy, represented by wan, xi, shao (late marriage and childbearing, birth spacing and limited fertility), through the .

In the present study, the technique of life table analysis is used to examine fertility change by birth order in rural China, particularly in the rural portion of Anhui province. The study mainly focuses on the relationship between fertility change by birth order and planned socioeconomic changes. Change in fertility by birth order in the last few decades in rural China and Anhui is used as an. Definition of marriage The book “Sociology of Family” (Zhu, ) defines marriage as a willing union of males and females and this union has the functions of having and raising children (Ibid, ). According to the social custom, marriage includes conjugal relation, affinity; at the same time. A recent family survey in the five largest cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing, and Chengdu) shows that the proportion of three-generation families has remained stable— percent in –57 and percent in –82—while the proportion of joint families with married brothers living together fell significantly—from percent in –57 to percent in –   And when marriage rates drop, fertility rates follow. along with Australia, Russia, and China, are included in this group. decorations and over scholarly publications and two books.

  Author of Kinship & community in two Chinese villages, Cowboys and cultivators, Sex, gender, and kinship, Marriage and fertility in Tianjin, China, Introduction to kinship and social organization, Guests in the Dragon, The Social sciences and fieldwork in China. In this comprehensive analysis of thirty-five years of population change in the People's Republic of China, the author highlights China's shifting population policies and pieces together the available data, assessing and adjusting them as necessary in order to discover the actual population s: 1. (China’s cities, where less than 20 percent of the population lived at the time, is an exception to these generalizations, with the s family planning campaign playing some role in reducing the urban TFR in to ) their marriage rate, age at marriage, and fertility, whereas in Asian societies pronatal values and institutions did. aggregate fertility, in other words, can be heavily compromised by a marriage boom in a society such as China where conception occurs almost immediately after marriage. A systematic examination of the marriage situation in China thus is in order. This will begin with a brief review of the attempts to regulate marriage in China since