Wang Feng

But experts are pessimistic that the government’s efforts to lift the [China] birth rate will be more effective than those of parents. “So far, nothing seems to have stuck,” said Wang Feng, a sociologist, [professor], and expert in demographics at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s easy for the government to write new slogans, but it’s quite another to change the work and life environment of young people.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here:]

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