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Data from: Modeling the impact of birth control policies on China's population and age: effects of delayed births and minimum birth age constraints

Citation

Wang, Yue (2022), Data from: Modeling the impact of birth control policies on China's population and age: effects of delayed births and minimum birth age constraints, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.q573n5tm7

Abstract

We consider age-structured models with an imposed refractory period between births. These models can be used to formulate alternative population control strategies to China's one-child policy. By allowing any number of births, but with an imposed delay between births, we show how the total population can be decreased and how a relatively older age distribution can be generated. This delay represents a more "continuous" form of population management for which the strict one-child policy is a limiting case. Such a policy approach could be more easily accepted by society. Our analyses provide an initial framework for studying demographics and how social constraints influence population structure.

This dataset includes the raw population data for 1981 China and 2000 Japan, and some Matlab code files used to process such raw data and produce predictions.

Funding

National Institutes of Health, Award: R01HL146552

Army Research Office, Award: W911NF-18-1-0345