Two-child policy will not stop China’s demographic decline
With birth rates far below replacement levels, China is facing a demographic crisis. The government’s recent relaxation of the so-called ‘one-child policy’ showed its willingness to tackle the issue. But it will not solve the problem. Economic and social factors are driving the desire to keep families small, writes GIS guest expert Brendan O’Reilly. To keep the greying of China’s population from threatening its long term potential, authorities will need to introduce policies that address the bigger challenges.
In October, the Chinese government announced that it was doing away with its one-child policy, which restricted urban couples of the Han ethnicity to only a single child. Now, i...
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