China's Demography in Perspective

John C. Caldwell*, Zhongwei Zhao

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    4 Citations (Scopus)


    This concluding chapter places China's population changes in the context of world demographic transition. It shows that China's recent fertility and mortality decline has played a crucial role in controlling world population growth and improving life expectancy. Although contemporary Chinese society has some unique characteristics, China's demographic transition is by and large similar to that taking place in many parts of the world. The examination of demographic changes in China and other developing countries improves understanding of demographic transition in the world.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransition and Challenge
    Subtitle of host publicationChina's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191715082
    ISBN (Print)9780199299294
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007


    Dive into the research topics of 'China's Demography in Perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this