Transition and Governance of Family Structure

  • Peilin Li
Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)


In the recent 30 years, China has transformed from a typical and traditional society with agricultural industry to a society of city-oriented industry. Some major cities have appeared with typical characteristics of a postindustrial society. Under the huge drive of societal transition, China has experienced a revolutionary transition of population—from a society of high birth rate, low mortality rate, and high natural growth rate to one of low birth rate, low mortality rate, and low natural growth rate.


Nuclear Family Total Fertility Rate National Census Family Household Floating Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peilin Li
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  1. 1.BeijingChina

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