John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
Wang, "Socioeconomic determinants of fertility in rural China," 1996
Haitao Wang, M.S.
Estimates of the socioeconomic determinants of fertility in rural China are presented using micro-data from the 1991 Family Economy and Fertility Survey. Based on economic and other theories of fertility determinants, an empirical model is specified and estimated. By adding into the model interaction effects between region and other independent variables, special attention is paid to different fertility effects of the explanatory variables at different stages of socioeconomic development. The results suggest that regional socioeconomic development, women's age at marriage, and sex preference are important determinants of fertility in rural China. Education, occupation, women's rights in reproductive decisions, family planning, and family structure also have significant effects on fertility. The effect of household income on fertility is positive in less developed rural areas, but levels off with increased socioeconomic development, and even becomes negative in more developed areas. In conclusion, policy implications of the results are discussed.
Advisor: Heer, David M.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.