China’s birthrate falls to 61-year low despite moves to stave off demographic crisis
- January 17, 2022
- Wang Feng, sociology, The Guardian, Jan. 17, 2022
Sociology Prof Wang Feng, from the University of California, Irvine and who specialises
in Asian demographics, said the results showed the root causes ran deeper than the
policymakers realised. … “Without addressing the deeply rooted causes discouraging
young Chinese from getting married and having children, from gender inequality to
high living cost, what we are seeing now is likely just the beginning of a further
decline in birthrate and a prolonged process of population decline in China.”
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