Demographic Issues in East Asia

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Elise Richter Saal (Main Building)
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

The countries of East Asia include China, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Japan; in addition, although Hong Kong and Macau are Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of China, they are nonetheless sometimes considered separately. The six (or eight) countries comprising East Asia have a total population of over 1.6 billion, comprising more than 36 percent of the population of Asia, and more than 22 percent of the population of the world. Their total fertility rates range from 1.1 to 2.9, and their infant mortality rates from 2 to 26. The percentages of population aged 65+ range from 4 to 26 percent. There is significant demographic diversity in the countries of East Asia.
Papers presented at this session may focus on any demographic issues dealing with fertility, mortality, migration, age structure, sex structure, marriage, divorce and cohabitation patterns, and sexuality, for any one of the East Asian countries or for a group of them or for all of them. 
Topics of special interest are lowest low fertility and its implications, the consequences of unbalanced sex ratios at birth, marriage patterns with foreign-born spouses, increasing levels of HIV-AIDS, and documented and undocumented emigration from East Asian countries and immigration to East Asian countries.
Session Organizer:
Dudley POSTON, Texas A&M University, USA
Changing Sex Ratios and the Elderly Missing Women Problem in East Asia: Causes and Consequences
Sehar EZDI, Institute for Gerontology, University of Vechta, Germany; Harald KUENEMUND, University of Vechta, Germany
Do Chinese Mothers in the United States Have More Male Births Than White Mothers?
Bethany DESALVO, U.S. Census Bureau, USA; Maria PEREZ-PATRON, Texas A&M University, USA; Huanjun ZHANG, Texas A&M University, USA
Age of Retirement and Human Capital in China, 2015-2050 Age of Retirement and Human Capital in China, 2015-2050
Qiushi FENG, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Yi ZENG, Duke University, Singapore; Zhenglian WANG, Duke University, USA; Wei-Jun YEUNG, National University of Singapore, Singapore