Journal article

Chinese trends in adolescent marriage and fertility between 1990 and 2015: a systematic synthesis of national and subnational population data

Dongmei Luo, Xiaojin Yan, Rongbin Xu, Jingshu Zhang, Xinran Shi, Jun Ma, Yi Song, George C Patton, Susan M Sawyer

The Lancet Global Health | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Early marriage and fertility are major social determinants of health and wellbeing. Rapid shifts in the past three decades, including a rise in sexual activity in unmarried adolescents, a large population of young migrant workers, and a high proportion of males relative to females, have the potential to alter patterns of reproductive health in Chinese adolescents and young women. We aimed to establish long-term trends of marriage and fertility for girls and women aged 15-24 years in China. METHODS: We did a longitudinal study in which we extracted aggregated data for marriage and childbearing status for Chinese girls and women aged 15-24 years from the Chinese National Population..

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