China's population declines for the 2nd year in a row
- January 21, 2024
- Wang Feng, sociology, NPR, Jan. 21, 2024 (Audio)
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with Wang Feng, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, about the consequences of China's population decline. [Feng said] “The accelerating decline is driven by three forces. … The most interesting parts are the next two. One is that in the last three decades, young people - men and women, especially women - are postponing and leaving marriage. And then third factor in terms of low birth rate is even for those married women and men, they are choosing either not having children or staying with only one child. So combined you have this declining birth number year after year.”
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