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Family Demography in Asia

A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences Edited by Stuart Gietel-Basten, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, John Casterline, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University and Minja Kim Choe, East-West Center, Honolulu, US
The demographic future of Asia is a global issue. As the biggest driver of population growth, an understanding of patterns and trends in fertility throughout Asia is critical to understand our shared demographic future. This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically analyse fertility across the continent through the perspective of individuals themselves rather than as a consequence of top-down government policies.
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78536 354 2
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  • Asian Studies
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The demographic future of Asia is a global issue. As the biggest driver of population growth, an understanding of patterns and trends in fertility throughout Asia is critical to understand our shared demographic future. This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically analyse fertility across the continent through the perspective of individuals themselves rather than as a consequence of top-down government policies.

Special introductory chapters provide context to the key themes of ‘son preference’ and the relationship between fertility preferences and broader theories of fertility transition. Exploring fertility through the lens of preferences, international researchers and leading academics discuss themes relating to family size, contraception use and the roles of indicators such as education and income, as well as sub-national variation. Covering the experiences of more than one-third of the global population over 22 territories, this book explores the heterogeneous experience of Asia, home to some of the highest and lowest fertility rates in the world. Understudied countries such as Brunei, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste have new and revealing fertility data examined.

This is the ‘go-to’ reference guide for scholars, students and policymakers who are concerned with Asia’s demographic future. Scholars of demography, reproductive health and family planning will find this a comprehensive insight into the future demography of Asia.
Contributors: N. Ahmad, A.A. Ajayi, N. Alam, J. Anson, A.A. Aziz, S. Barkat, Barkat-e-Khuda, E. Byambaa, J. Casterline, M. Channon, M.K. Choe, C.J.P. Cruz, G.T. Cruz, G.L. Dasvarma, S. Devarapalli, S. Dubuc, M.A. Eryurt, W. Fadila, N. Fukuda, C. Gee, P.A. Ghani, S. Gietel-Basten, J. Gouda, B. Gu, M.R. Haque, M.S. Hasan, R. Herartri, T. Hull, N. Ismail, Y. Karki, S. Kosal, E. Lavu, H. Lina, A. Mahmud, S. Masdar, P. McDonald, S. Naresh, N. Nyi, S. Parera, K.T. Park, S.H. Rachmad, N.R. Rao, S.A. Rashid, U. Saikia, J.M.I. Salas, O.B. Samosir, T.T. Saotome, C. Shekhar, M. Singh, K.K. Soe, T. Spoorenberg, A. Utomo, M.A. Wazir, M.T. Yap, Z. Zheng
Contents:

1. Introduction
John Casterline

2. Son Preference
Sylvie Dubuc

3. Fertility Preferences in Bangladesh
Barkat-e-Khuda, Md. Rabiul Haque, Mohammad Sazzad Hasan, Nurul Alam and Samiha Barkat

4. The Socioeconomic Context of Fertility Decline and Preferences in Brunei
Norainie Ahmad, Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Brunei Darussalam

5. Fertility Preferences in Cambodia 2000-2014
Gouranga Lal Dasvarma, Hang Lina, Sok Kosal and Nott Rama Rao

6. Fertility Preferences in Central Asia
Thomas Spoorenberg

7. Fertility Preferences in China
Zhenzhen Zheng, Baochang Gu and Stuart Gietel-Basten

8. Fertility Preferences in India
Chander Shekhar, Siddhardha Devarapalli, Mohan Singh, Sudhaveni Narsh and Jitendra Gouda

9. Fertility Preferences in Indonesia
Omas Bulan Samosir, Peter McDonald, Ariane Utomo, Terry Hull, Runa Herartri, Wisnu Fadila, Sopyan Masdar and Sri Hartini Rachmad

10. Israel’s Fertility: A continuing enigma
Jon Anson and Alex Akinade Ajayi

11. Fertility Preferences in Japan
Nobutaka Fukuda and Tomoko T. Saotome

12. Fertility Preferences in Malaysia
Saharani Abdul Rashid, Puzziawati Ab Ghani, Adzmel Mahmud, Najihah Ismail and Azlan Abd. Aziz

13. Fertility Preferences in Mongolia
Enkhetsetseg Byambaa

14. Fertility Preferences in Myanmar
Khaing Khaing Soe, Nyi Nyi and Thomas Spoorenberg

15. Fertility Preferences in Nepal
Melanie Channon and Yagya Karki

16. Fertility Preferences in Pakistan
Muhammad Asif Wazir

17. Fertility Preferences in Papua New Guinea 1996-2006
Esther Lavu and Gouranga Lal Dasvarma

18. Fertility Preferences in The Philippines
Christian Joy P. Cruz, J.M. Ian Salas and Grace T. Cruz

19. Fertility Preferences in Singapore
Christopher Gee and Mui Teng Yap

20. How is the Decline of Fertility Related to Fertility Preference in South Korea?
Minja Kim Choe and Ki Tae Park

21. Fertility trends, patterns and preferences in Sri Lanka
Sunethra Parera

22. Fertility Preferences in Taiwan
Stuart Gietel-Basten

23. The cultural and historical context of fertility preference in Timor-Leste
Udoy Saikia

24. Fertility Transition and Fertility Preferences in Turkey
Mehmet Ali Eryurt

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