All the articles featured in this volume first appeared in the Chinese-language edition of
Blue Book of Chinese Society 2014. They present and analyze developments in 2012-2013 in income and consumption, industrial transformation, employment, social security, healthcare, education, quality of life and public sentiments. Most data come from several large-scale social surveys. There are a number of highlights. An entire chapter is devoted to capturing Chinese people’s outlook on their own future and that of the country. A special report takes the pulse of the Internet, whose social impact has grown rapidly in recent years. And for the first time in this series parenting strategies and styles of people with young children received special attention. Policy suggestions are provided.
LI Peilin is Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Vice President of the Chinese Sociological Association, and Editor-in-Chief of Sociological Studies. Li received his Master’s degree from Université de Lyon in 1984 and Ph.D. from Paris-Sorbonne in 1987. He has published extensively in sociology, including
Social Stratification in China,
Social Conflict and Class Consciousness, and
Social Transformation and Chinese Experiences.
CHEN Guangjin is Director of the Institute of Sociology, CASS, Vice President of the Chinese Sociological Association. Chen has published extensively in studies of Chinese society.
ZHANG Yi is Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, CASS.
List of Figures and Tables
Innovations in Social Governance through Comprehensive Deepening of Reforms—Analysis and Predictions of China’s Social Conditions in 2013–2014 Li Peilin and Zhang Yi
The Income and Consumption of Urban and Rural Residents in China in 2013 Lu Qingzhe
A New Round of Industrial Transformation and Upgrading, Employment Development in China Mo Rong, Zhou Xiao and Meng Xuduo
The Current Situation and Future Development Trend of Income Distribution and the Income Gap in China Yang Yiyong and Chi Zhenhe
Steady Progress in Social Security Undertaking in 2013 Wang Fayun and Ding Yi
Development and Reform of China’s Education System in 2013 and Its Outlook Wang Jian
Report on the Reform and Development of China’s Medical and Health Undertakings in 2013 Fang Lijie
The Chinese Dream is Shared by Every Chinese—Comprehensive Survey Report on China’s Social Conditions in 2013 Project Team for a Comprehensive Survey on China’s Social Conditions
Survey Report on the Social Quality of Six Chinese Cities in 2013 Zhang Haidong, Bi Jingqian and Yao Yelin
Report on Life Quality Index of Urban Residents in China 2013 Yuan Yue, Zhang Hui and Jiang Jianjian
Survey Report on China’s Labor Force Situation in 2012 Liang Hong
Analysis Report on Internet Public Opinion in China 2013 Public Opinion Monitoring Office of People’s Daily Online
Life and Value Outlook of University Students—Analysis Based on Survey Data Concerning Students from 12 Higher Education Institutions Zhao Lianfei and Tian Feng
Educational Expectation · Occupational Expectation · Going-Abroad Expectation—A Study of Expectations of Primary and Middle School Student Parents for the Future of their Children Xue Pin, Shi Changhui, Zhang Wenxia, He Guangxi, and Zhao Yandong
The Rights and Responsibilities of Private Enterprises and Their Development Environment Zhang Houyi and Lü Peng
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