mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / February 26, 2017
China now encourages childbearing to keep the economy humming and to stave off a demographic decline. Will a new baby boom do the trick?
Please consider China Seeks Baby Boom to Counter Low Birth Rates.
Chinese authorities are looking at ways to encourage people to have more children, less than 18 months after dropping the country’s contentious one-child policy in a bid to boost birth rates and stave off a demographic decline.
The Communist party introduced the one-child policy in 1979 to tackle population growth. It was scrapped in late 2015 following years of warnings from demographers over low birth rates and an aging population.