Data Uncertainties in China’s Population

  •  Quanbao Jiang    
  •  Xiaomin Li    
  •  Jesus J. Sanchez-Barricarte    


China’s large population and many demographic phenomena have drawn much attention, but its population data are flawed. In the paper we address uncertainties regarding China’s total population size, the fertility rate, and the death rate in China’s census data. The review is aimed to alert users of China’s data about the uncertainties and flaws so as to avoid misleading claims or research.

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