World FInance / Southern California Reproductive Center

China suffers ageing population nearly 40 years after introduction of one-child policy

November 21, 2017

kid-752289_960_720In 1979, China began what remains the largest demographic experiment in history. The country’s controversial one-child policy was introduced in a bid to slow the explosive birth rate of the world’s most populous country.

Fast-forward to the present, and it’s clear the policy has worked. Ironically, though, it has worked a little too well. China is now struggling with a shrinking labour force, which could spell economic disaster for the global heavyweight.

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