Monday, December 26, 2005

China's One-Child Policy and Economic Consequences

Vince Pollard posted a introduction to this new report on the threat of aging population to China's continued economic growth. China watchers may be interested....
Wang acknowledges the government's retreat from coercive policies. But from the author's perspective, China has just five years to initiate policies ameliorating the increasingly negative effects of the "one-child policy." Further procrastination, we are told, will contribute to even more acute social pain.

"Can China Afford to Continue Its One-Child Policy?" is an easy read. Essential quantitative data are presented numerically, graphically and discursively.

This report is available free. Download it at

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