China’s One-Child Nonsense

For more than three decades the One-Child policy has been among the most discussed, praised and reviled aspects of post-Mao, reform-era China. But the facts of China’s demographics over the past 50 years suggest that the impact of the policy has been vastly exaggerated so easing of it will similarly have a modest medium-term impact – though in the short term a baby boomlet is possible.

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