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The experiment of eight million people: an investigation into the process of designing social policies in China

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This project problematizes the general understanding of China's birth planning regime. By providing an analytical history of a two-child policy experiment, it moves beyond previous work to generate granular accounts of key policymaking decisions.

A 'critical junctures' approach centred around what has been called the 'Experiment of Eight Million People' was leveraged to unlock this alternative chronology within China’s national fertility policy. The Experiment was a two-child pilot ...

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Social Policy and Intervention

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Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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