China has given permission for its citizens that allows them to have upto 3 children. The new family planning policy has given such benefits. The meeting of the communisty party of China bureau’s meeting has passed the policy on Monday. The population of elderly citizens has been increasing and the younger population has been decreasing.
It has to be noted that China had a one-child policy between 1971 to 2016 to control the population. China is currently the world’s most populous state with a population of 1.39 billion. The country in 2015 had scrapped the one-child policy to encourage more births. Earlier it was reported that China’s population growth was the slowest since the early 1960s. The fertility rate for China has remained below two since the 1990s as per the data from the World Bank shown below.
With the new policy, the government believes the country can prevent itself from a demographic crisis. The economists and social scientists feared that such stringent measures in population growth control can have significant social and economic issues in the future.
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