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China's Demographic Dilemma of Population Aging and Population Control

Authors:
Mo, Long
Wei, Yuhong

ISBN:
978 981 10 1490 1
Format:
Hardback
Pages: List price(s):
169.00 USD
123.00 GBP
139.99 EUR

Publication date:
11 September 2018

Short description: 

This book is the first systematic quantitative assessment ofthe dual difficulties of mitigating the aging of the Chinese population at thesame time as controlling the overall size of the population.

Full description: 

This book is the first systematic quantitative assessment of the dual difficulties of mitigating the aging of the Chinese population at the same time as controlling the overall size of the population. It argues that appropriately and gradually relaxing birth control policies in China can effectively mitigate the enormous economic pressure China will face from the aging of the population and simultaneously keep the size of the population within acceptable limits, thus realizing a strategic equilibrium between the pressures exerted by the size and aging of the population. This research uses an innovative quantitative indicator: the Aging and Economic Coordination Indicator (AECI) to measure macroeconomic pressure exerted by the aging of the population, and it is the first to use this quantitative method to systematically and quantitatively assess the degree and trends of, as well as controls over, economic pressure resulted the aging of the Chinese population over the time span 1980 to 2050.

Biography: 

MO Long, ph.D. of demography (Canada), Professor. He has researched population aging and the elderly population since 1985 and was one of the first young Chinese academics to do work in this field. He is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study ofPopulation (IUSSP), a council member of the China Population Association (CPA), a council member of the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CAGG), a special adviser to China's State Council, and a level-two professor. He was a part-time professor at the Universite de Montreal, Canada from 2007-2013. He was a visiting scholar at the French National Institute of for Population Studies (INED) from 1994-1995. He was a post-doctorate researcher at the Canadian National Bureau of Statistics from 2002-2004. He has published 13 works (including co-authorship) both in China and abroad in Chinese, French, and English (including for the INED Press) and has published over 50 essays in China and abroad, including in Canadian Studies in Population and in the Chinese publication Renkou yanjiu [Population Research].

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