Ethnic Minority Children in China
The data presented in PART I of this factsheet is mainly from the Sixth Population Census conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) in 2010, as well as from previous NBS censuses. The data source of PART II is the China Household Ethnicity Survey (CHES) conducted by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the School of Economics of Minzu University in seven Provinces/Autonomous Regions, including Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan in 2011. The data in PART III is from the 5th National Health Services Survey (NHSS) conducted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) in 2013.
This factsheet has been developed on the basis of following two data analysis papers supported by UNICEF China Office: PART I, a paper prepared by Dr. Lv Lidan of Peking University during her consultancy with UNICEF China which has been published in the Population and Development (vol. 22, no. 1, 2016), using Population Census data provided by the Department of Population and Employment Statistics of NBS; PART II, a paper using CHES data co-authored by Dr. Lv Lidan during her consultancy with UNICEF China, Mr. Chen Xinzhi of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences during his internship with UNICEF China, and Ms. Xu Man of University of Minnesota during her internship with the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The paper is entitled “Language, education and health of children in rural minority areas of seven western provinces” and published as book chapter in Chinese Household Ethnicity Survey 2013.