Seminar: The Provincial Pattern of Fertility Decline in China


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Research Brown Bag Seminar

When: May 20 2008 (All day)
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012

The Provincial Pattern of Fertility Decline in China

Jiajian Chen

Senior Fellow, East-West Center

May 20, 2008,  Noon – 1:00 pm

John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, 3rd

Recent studies and previous collaborative research between
the East-West Center
and China's National Bureau
of Statistics (NBS) showed that China's
fertility fell to below-replacement level in the late 1990s. So far, however,
few studies have estimated fertility trends at the provincial level. Has
fertility declined to low levels in all provinces, despite provincial
differences in enforcement of the one-child policy and large disparities in
level and pace of economic development? This presentation will provide new
findings bearing on this question, based on the just-published joint report
between the NBS and EWC on "Fertility Estimates for Provinces of China,

Jiajian Chen
is a Senior Fellow of the Research Program at the East-West
Center and an affiliate graduate
faculty in the Population Studies Program at the University of Hawaii.Dr. Chen's research activities include
fertility and reproductive health, infant and child mortality, and integrated
analysis and advocacy to improve HIV/AIDS responses.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laura Moriyama
Phone: 808-944-7444