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Unsustainably low birth rates: A potential crisis leading to loss of racial and cultural diversity in China

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  • Cao, Shixiong
  • Wang, Xiuqing

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Historical statistics suggest that China's "one child" family-planning policy is exacerbating the risk of extinction for smaller ethnic groups. To mitigate the adverse consequences of this policy, the Chinese government must begin working now to understand and account for these risks and to offer a pragmatic policy for these groups based on sustainable birth rates.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Policy Modeling.

Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 159-162

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:32:y::i:1:p:159-162

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Keywords: Ethnic diversity Family-planning policy Human genetic diversity Population decline Replacement rate Sustainable birth rates;

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  1. Hibbs Jr., Douglas A. & Olsson, Ola, 2003. "Geography, Biogeography and Why Some Countries are Rich and Others Poor," Working Papers in Economics 105, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics, revised 15 Jan 2004.
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  1. Halkos, George E., 2011. "Nonparametric modelling of biodiversity: Determinants of threatened species," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 618-635, July.

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