publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Child Underreporting, Fertility, and Sex Ratio Imbalance in China

Daniel Goodkind;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011
Abstract
Child underreporting is often neglected in studies of fertility and sex ratio imbalance in China. To improve estimates of these measures, I use intercensal comparisons to identify a rise in underreporting, which followed the increased enforcement and penalization under the birth planning system in 1991. A new triangulation of evidence indicates that about 19% of children at ages 0–4 were unreported in the 2000 census, more than double that of the 1990 census. This evidence contradicts assumptions underlying the fertility estimates of most recent studies. Yet, the analysis also suggests that China’s fertility in the late 1990s (and perhaps beyond) was below offic...
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free text keywords: Demography, Sex selection, Economics, Birth rate, Fertility, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Birth order, Family planning policy, Sex ratio, Population, education.field_of_study, education, One-child policy
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Child Underreporting, Fertility, and Sex Ratio Imbalance in China

Daniel Goodkind;