The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of ``Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files'', Voorburg: International Statistical Institute

Basic Information

  • Name of survey: In-Depth Fertility Survey (Phase II)
  • Executive agency: State Statistical Bureau
  • Date of fieldwork: 1987
  • Universe: Ever-married women, 15-49
  • Coverage: Province, 100%
  • Size: 6654
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: Complete pregnancy and marriage histories, fertility preferences and contraception, socio-economic background
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 42,510, self-weighting)


Situated along the coast of the South China Sea, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, Guangdong Province is the most southern province. With superior geographic environment and natural conditions, it has undergone rapid economic development in recent years. At the end of 1986, the population was 63.47 million. The gross output value in industry and agriculture was 96.36 billion yuan. Contribution to the national income was 56.52 billion yuan, and per capita income was 897 yuan.