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Demographic Responses to Community and Family Context (ICPSR 34462)

Principal Investigator(s):


The goal of this project was to examine how family and community context interact to shape mortality, marriage, and reproduction over generations in China. In examining the influence of family context, the study moved beyond effects of characteristics of parents and other close relatives to focus on the role of kin living in other households and even communities. In examining the influence of community context, the study moved beyond consideration of geographic and economic characteristics to focus on community social organization. The research also examined how observed patterns of family and community contextual effects vary in response to secular changes and geographic variation in social, economic, and political context.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   communities, extended families, families, household composition, marriage, mortality rates

Geographic Coverage:   Asia, China (Peoples Republic), Global

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Susan Hautaniemi Leonard

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

University of Michigan

P.O.Box 1248

Ann Arbor, MI 48106