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China’s extraordinary population expansion and its determinants during the qing period, 1644-1911

Deng, Kent and Shengmin, Sun (2019) China’s extraordinary population expansion and its determinants during the qing period, 1644-1911. Population Review, 58 (1). pp. 20-77. ISSN 0032-471X

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Identification Number: 10.1353/prv.2019.0001

Abstract

It has long been puzzled why and how China’s population was able to multiply four-fold from circa 1750 to 1850. Descriptions/explanations as well as reservations/suspicions vary widely and the debate can be energetic and uncompromising at the same time. This research aims to settle some aspects of the debate both qualitatively by looking at the interplay between China’s resource endowments (e.g. farmland), technology (new crops), institutions (landownership, aided migration, disaster relief and so forth) and exogenous shocks (wars and natural disasters) on the one hand, and quantitatively by deploying empirical test on correlations between populations growth and factors that influenced that growth. Our key findings indicate that China’s demographic upsurge during the Qing Period (1644-1911) was achieved with a synergy of positive factors and mainly by the non-market sector.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Sociological Demography Press
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100921

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