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: 6566
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: Complete pregnancy and marriage histories, fertility preferences and contraception, socio-economic background
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 33,385, self-weighting)


Situated in the south part of northwest China, Liaoning Province is rich in mineral resources, strong in industry, and one of the heavy industrial bases of China. At the end of 1986, the population was 37.26 million. The gross output value in industry and agriculture was 101.45 billion yuan. Contribution to the national income was 48.14 billion yuan, and per capita income was 1299 yuan.