Changes in fertility in rural China: a simulated micro-analysis of the interactions between the demand and supply of children, and the family planning policy.

  • Pascual Chen
  • Published 1990 in Chinese journal of population science


The focus of this article is on the impact of the demand and supply of children and of family planning policy on the changes in fertility in rural China in 1988. A marriage and reproductive history survey was conducted in 3 rural villages of Xianyang, Shaanxi Province. A microsystems analysis is employed based on a modified version of Easterlin's theory… (More)