ERIC Number: ED276669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Marriage and Fertility in Tianjin, China: Fifty Years of Transition.
A report of research conducted in Tianjin, People's Republic of China (September 1981-January 1982) describes and analyses changes in family structure, marriage, post-marital residence, and fertility in a neighborhood of factory workers over a 50-year period. Social and economic changes such as delayed marriage, increased access to education, and the entrance of women into the labor force were accompanied by a decline in fertility. But modernization theory and demographic transition do not anticipate the fertility transformations which actually occurred. Changes indicate fertility was at least as responsive to political shifts as modernization. The paper suggests it may be more useful to begin with the demographic pattern, and use it to signal potentially important economic, political, or social causes, than to begin with specific social causes. Twelve figures and 18 tables are included and an 8-page reference list is appended. (APG)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Birth Rate, Community Change, Demography, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Income, Marriage, Population Trends, Social Change
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI.