Who signs China's one-child certificate, and why?

J Popul Econ. 1992 Aug;5(3):203-15. doi: 10.1007/BF00172093.


PIP: A policy of 1 child/family was initiated in China in 1979 to help control population growth. An estimation model is presented using 1985 fertility survey data to estimate characteristics associated with deciding to comply with the policy. After accounting for place of residence, woman's education, husband's occupation, marriage duration, presence of a son, family structure, and house size were found to significantly influence compliance. Age, child mortality experience, husband's education, and woman's occupation, however, did not. No conclusions could be made on the influence of income and wealth in adhering to policy.

MeSH terms

  • Asia
  • Asia, Eastern
  • Behavior
  • China
  • Decision Making*
  • Demography
  • Developing Countries
  • Family Characteristics*
  • Family Planning Policy*
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Multivariate Analysis*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Growth*
  • Public Policy*
  • Research
  • Statistics as Topic*