Lihong Shi (Ph.D., Tulane University, 2009) studies reproductive politics and family and gender relations, particularly reproductive choice and family change under China’s birth-control policy. She examines an emerging reproductive choice in rural China where a large number of couples have decided to have only one daughter even though the modified policy allows them to have a second child. By delving into the socioeconomic factors contributing to this drastic reproductive decision, she looks at significant changes occurring within the Chinese families. She is also interested in demographic consequences of China’s birth-control policy, such as population aging and sex ratio imbalance.
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