“The idea is that if you have fewer births next year, you do not need to feed them,” says Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine and an expert on Chinese demographics. Even at the time, skeptics worried about the eventual drag on the country’s economy, Wang says, but it was seen as “a policy of necessity, not of choice.”
 
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