- xvi, 406 p. ; 25 cm.
- English.Includes bibliographical references and index.Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Levels of understanding. 2. Moral and cultural dimensions. 3. Information and sources -- Pt. II. Policy formulation. 4. Motives and goals of Chinese birth control. 5. Phases of the one-child policy and its forerunners -- Pt. III. Bureaucratic implementation. 6. Legal norms and practice in flux. 7. Problems of organization. 8. Planning and evaluation -- Pt. IV. Popular response. 9. Gender roles, family size and sex preferences. 10. Strategies and evidences of non-compliance -- Pt. V. Demographic results. 11. Female marriage trends. 12. Fertility levels. 13. Changes in sex and age structure -- Pt. VI. Conclusions and future perspectives. 14. Looking back: causal structures and policy impact. 15. Looking forward: demographic projections and their implications. 16. Weighing the options: past experience and new ideas -- Epilogue: The population census of November 2000.Supersedes and substantially enlarges a German work, Geburtenplanung in China (1995), edited by Thomas Scharping and Robert Heuser, and includes revisions of the author's part of the earlier work.