In a report by DW news, Feng Wang, professor of sociology at University of California, Irvine, said that the one-child policy was made possible "by the particular political context and political institutions in China." More importantly, he pointed out that the enforcement of the policy allowed most Chinese families to spend less on children per capita, which helped with savings, investment and economic growth. Even, as families invested more on the only child's education, it helped to nurture the most educated generation in Chinese history, the expert said.

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