1st Edition

Accepting Population Control Urban Chinese Women and the One-Child Family Policy

By Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz Copyright 1996
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    China's one-child family policy has been applauded by demographers and condemned by human rights activists. This study argues that most city district Chinese women would prefer more children yet comply with the one-child policy because they accept the moral legitimacy of state policy.

    1. Introductory Notes 2. Setting 3. Demographic Change in the People's Republic of China 4. Fertility Preferences and Policy Acceptance 5. Interaction between Women and Birth Planning Workers 6. Cultivation of the Perfect Only Child 7. The Cultural Assumption of Virtuous Wife and Good Mother 8. Conscientious Acceptance 1Appendix: Methodology


    Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz

    'An excellent introduction to China's population problems and policies and an in-depth study of the ways those policies are viewed by urban women.' - Delia Davin, Bulletin of SOAS