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Social Issues in Contemporary China Introduction
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Main Topics of Class New Social Issues Inequality and poverty Rapid demographic changes Provision of public health services Provision of education services Becoming an “information society” Existing Social Hierarchies Urban and rural Male and female Majority and minority
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Basic Facts: Population 1.24E+09 1.25E+09 1.26E+09 1.27E+09 1.28E+09 1.29E+09 1.30E+09 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Population, total Source: http://devdata.worldbank.org/data-query/
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Basic Fact: GDP 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 GDP growth (annual %) Source: http://devdata.worldbank.org/data-query/
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Falling Poverty: Uneven Progress Source: Ravallion and Chen_2004_World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3408
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Rising Inequality
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Fertility Change 1.83 1.84 1.85 1.86 1.87 1.88 1.89 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Fertility rate, total (births per woman) Source: http://devdata.worldbank.org/data-query/
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Projection of Population Structure Dynamic Population Pyramids for China http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyrs.pl?cty= CH&out=d&ymax=300
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Health: Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality
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Distribution of Education in the Adult Population by Sex, Residence Status, and Minority Status 3 11 4 11 17 21 18 22 40 36 36 33 23 26 24 14 9 16 11 25 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Han Male Han Female Minority Male Minority Female Urban Percent <Primary Primary Lower Secondary Upper Secondary Tertiary
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Distribution of Education in the Adult Population by Sex, Residence Status, and Minority Status 8 22 15 32 37
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2008 for the course ASIA/SSP 198 taught by Professor Zhang during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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