China’s recent two-child policy unlikely to lead to short-term population boom, according to new predictions

EurekAlert, 13 October 2016
Source: The Lancet
“China’s recently introduced universal two-child policy is predicted to have a relatively small effect on population growth, with a likely peak of 1.45 billion in 2029. The authors say that two-child policy will likely to lead to a reduction in the number of abortions of unapproved pregnancies, virtual elimination of the problem of unregistered children, and a more balanced sex ratio, but warn that the effect on the shrinking workforce and rapid population ageing may not be felt for two decades.”
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