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Birth Registration in China: Practices, Problems and Policies.
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PMID:  21113384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Data from interviews with staff of government offices, relevant literature and national statistics are used to analyze laws, regulations, rules, policies and operational procedures concerning birth registration in China. The current status of and existing problems with birth registration, as well as the influences of delayed birth registration on children's rights and welfare are examined. Finally, barriers to birth registration in China are explored and strategies to improve the process of birth registration and to protect children's rights are proposed. The main findings are as follows: First, the rate of birth registration in China is low and in rural areas and for marginalized children, it is even lower. Second, the dual birth registration system and interference from the Population and Family Planning department cause serious administrative difficulties. Third, the serious problems surrounding birth registration in China are a result of interactions among the interests of different stakeholders, while most stakeholders are unaware of the dimensions of the problems. Strategies and policies to promote birth registration are discussed.
Shuzhuo Li; Yexia Zhang; Marcus W Feldman
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Population research and policy review     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0167-5923     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309372     Medline TA:  Popul Res Policy Rev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  297-317     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, 710049, China, Tel/
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R01 GM028016-29//NIGMS NIH HHS

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