The China Population and Labor Yearbook, Volume 2

The Sustainability of Economic Growth from the Perspective of Human Resources

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Editor: Fang Cai
Associate Editors: Meiyan Wang and Dewen Wang
This English-language volume is an edited collection including several translations of articles from the 2008 and 2009 Chinese-language volumes of the Green Book of Population and Labor. In this second volume of the yearbook series, demographic scholar and economist Cai Fang offers policy guidance to the central government for an era of less favorable demographic circumstances than those experienced in the past. These papers consider how the Chinese economy can prosper despite a labor supply that is no longer “infinite,” and they propose ways that China might reap the benefits of a “second demographic dividend.”

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Cai Fang is Director of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and has frequently been a visiting scholar at major universities throughout the world. He was a delegate to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the 11th National People’s Congress, and is a standing committee member of both the National People’s Congress and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee.
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Cai Fang is Director of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
Kam Wing Chan is Professor of Geography at University of Washington. His research focuses on China’s urbanization, migration, and the household registration system. He has recently served as a consultant for the United Nations, World Bank, and McKinsey & Co.
William Lavely is Associate Professor of International Studies and Sociology, University of Washington. He has published articles on China’s fertility, marriage and family, sex ratios, historical demography, and demographic data.
CONTENTS
Introduction
William Lavely
PART ONE
POPULATION CHANGES AND THE
SUSTAINABILITY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
Future Population Dividends: New Sources of Economic Growth
Cai Fang
Population Dividend: Continue or Alter?
Qu Yue, Cai Fang, and Du Yang
Employment Expansion: The Anti-Cycle Strategy with Chinese Characteristics
Cai Fang and Wang Meiyan
PART TWO
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM
Composition and Development of the Chinese Education System
Wang Guangzhou and Niu Jianlin
Educational Resource Integration
Du Yang
Providing an Education for Left-Behind and Migrant Children
Gao Wenshu
Reform and Development of Vocational Education
Wang Dewen
Direction of Continuing Educational Development in China
Zhao Rui and Gao Wenshu
PART THREE
INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRUCTION AND REFORM
Rethinking China’s Pension Reform: Relevance of International Experiences
Cai Fang
Social Security for Migrant Workers: Present Situation and Direction of Reform
Wang Dewen
Future Prospects of Household Registration System Reform
Wang Meiyan and Cai Fang
Retirement System for Migrant Workers: Mode and Theories
Du Yang and Qu Xiaobo
All those interested in developments in China's population dynamics as well as the composition and distribution of its labor force. Also an excellent primary source for examining how professors and researchers in China discuss and analyze demographic and labor issues.