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Dealing with China's future population decline: a proposal for replacing low birth rates with sustainable rates.
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PMID:  19645088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Decreasing population levels due to declining birth rates are becoming a potentially serious social problem in developed and rapidly developing countries. China urgently needed to reduce birth rates so that its population would decline to a sustainable level, and the family planning policy designed to achieve this goal has largely succeeded. However, continuing to pursue this policy is leading to serious, unanticipated problems such as a shift in the country's population distribution towards the elderly and increasing difficulty supporting that elderly population. Social and political changes that promoted low birth rates and the lack of effective policies to encourage higher birth rates suggest that mitigating the consequences of the predicted population decline will depend on a revised approach based on achieving sustainable birth rates.
Authors:
Shixiong Cao; Xiuqing Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biosocial science     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1469-7599     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biosoc Sci     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177346     Medline TA:  J Biosoc Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
College of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, P. R. China. shixiongcao@126.com
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