Monday, February 03, 2014

demographic challenges

My latest feature in Current Biology looks into the recent changes to China's one-child policy, which has been in force for 34 years now. Changes announced recently allow parents a second child if they are single children themselves, avoiding the one-child-rule from becoming effectively a one-grandchild (per set of four grandparents) rule.

Where next for China's population policy?

Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 3, 3 February 2014, Pages R97–R100

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Shopping street in Shanghai. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Agnieszka Bojczuk

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