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Sanctions And Incentives: Family And Statere Productive Agendas In Rural Tibet, China

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This chapter begins with a tirade from a Western supporter of Tibetan independence because it exemplifies the contentious nature surrounding the demography of modern Tibet. It presents analysis of the recent fertility transition that has occurred in China's Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Similar to the exile's situation, Tibetans in the TAR have experienced a rapid reduction in their fertility rates from over six to less than two births per woman in a remarkably short period of time. This brief sketch of recent Tibetan history provides a temporal framework for interpreting fertility trends in the TAR from the 1950s to the present. The chapter then presents evidence to show that shifting policies correlate with fluctuations in the TAR's total fertility rate. Before presenting the demographic analysis, however, it provides contextual background on reproductive behaviors by examining marriage and the family system practiced by rural Tibetans in some parts of the TAR.

Keywords: China; demographic analysis; family system; fertility transition; marriage; Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)



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