The one child policy had minimal demographic effects, its expected partial repeal will have much less.
Chinese families have been getting smaller for decades and not just because of the country's reviled family planning policies. Before the 1950s, the average household in China had more than 5.3 people. But the report shows that number dropping to 3.02 in 2012 from 3.96 in 1990. Since 2000, the decrease in birth rates has not been the primary driver of the shrinking family size, with geographic mobility and changes in social mores playing bigger roles.Three demographics increasingly stand out: unmarried young workers, couples who have delayed or foregone childbirth, and elderly empty-nesters. One hundred sixty million Chinese households, or 40 percent of the nationwide total, now consist only of one or two people. In the decade between 2000 and 2010, when urbanization was at full throttle, the number of solo households doubled and the number of two-member households increased by 68 percent, according to the report.
No one has legitimacy to prevent people having the number of children they want to. F**k the "demographics".
Your argument sounds very "Popish".
No effect is an exaggeration, but the effect is a very minor one compared with the other factors: better health, better education, access to birth control, urbanisation...
(Doesn't it say in Genesis, "Go forth and multiply"...? Didn't he read that part? )
You seem to enjoy dis/cussing so much you don't even need someone to discuss with.
I know, Bel, this question will offend you but I'm going to ask it anyway: How many children does Pope Francis have?
Quote from: OakdaleI know, Bel, this question will offend you but I'm going to ask it anyway: How many children does Pope Francis have?About one thousand millions.
Anybody else here like Chinese food?
No joke. April Fools' Day has been banned in China.The ancient tradition of hoaxing and playing practical jokes on the first day of April has fallen victim to China's crackdown. Like democracy and free speech, it is a Western concept that simply isn't welcome here."'April Fools' Day' is not consistent with our cultural tradition, or socialist core values," state news agency Xinhua announced on social media Friday. "Hope nobody believes in rumors, makes rumors or spreads rumors."
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