Why Scrapping the One-Child Policy Will Do Little to Change China’s Population

China is scrapping its one-child policy and officially allowing all couples to have two children. While some may think this heralds an overnight switch, the reality is that it is far less dramatic. This is, in fact, merely the latest in an array of piecemeal national and local reforms implemented since 1984.

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New Editor-in-Chief for Population Studies sought

The Population Investigation Committee (PIC) seeks applications or expressions of interest for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, which is owned by the PIC and published for them by the UK office of Taylor & Francis. The successful applicant would lead the team of eleven editors listed below, and succeed John Simons, the current EiC, who is retiring. The appointment will be made by the PIC after consulting the editors.

The PIC is a registered charity in the UK, which produces the Journal as part of its charitable purpose. The Journal was founded in 1947 by David Glass and was the first English-language journal concerned exclusively with demography.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Researching Recent Migrants

A paper recently published in Demographic Research, ‘Adapting chain referral methods to sample new migrants: possibilities and limitations’ reviewed the experience of attempting to sample two representative populations of new migrants in London. Here the authors discuss what they consider to be the lessons from that experience.

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