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WWW Virtual Library - Population and Development Studies, Australia

Topic: WWW Virtual Library.

Description: Global demography.

Comment: Good starting point.

Institute of Population Research, Beijing

Topic: Population research / Demography.

Description: Originally established as the Office of Population Research within the Economic Department of Peking University, Teaching program, current research activities. Focus on population and economy, population and health, social protection and social insurance.

Comment: Academic research and teaching.

Renmin People's University. Beijing: The School of Sociology and Demography

Topic: Demography department of Renmin University.

Description: Academic research in social demography. Director Prof. Zhai Zhenwu

Comment: Aging research

United Nations Population Division, USA

Topic: Global demography.

Description: The Population Division is responsible for monitoring and appraisal of the broad range of areas in the field of population

Comment: In operation since the late 1940s.

United Nations: World Population Prospects, the 2010 Revision

Topic: Population estimates and projections for 230 countries and areas of the world. Aggregated demographic indicators for more than 60 geographical and political regions. Data available on CD-ROM / DVD and on the web site.

Description: The most authoritative population estimates and projections for all countries and regions of the world. Regular updates! Data are used by all major international agencies (WHO, FAO, World Bank, etc.). World population estimates and projections have been prepared by the United Nations Population Division since the early 1950s on a regular basis.

Comment: Excellent! All data are on-line. Unfortunately no sub-national data.

University of Chicago: Population Research Center

Topic: Chinese Health and Family Life Survey

Description: The survey focuses on sexual behavior in contemporary Chinese society. There are 18 sections: Demography; Health; Attitudes toward Marriage and Sex; Marital Status; Current Spouse/Sex Partner; Sex Partners; Other Long Term Partner; Short Term Partner; Initial Partner; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Childhood Sexual Experience; Sexual Harassment and Unwanted Sex; Sexual Consumption; Masturbation and Homosexuality.

Comment: Key researchers: William Parish, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago; Edward O. Laumann, Ph.D., George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

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