By: Jason McLure | GLOBAL JOURNALIST (NPR-affiliate) |
A little less than four decades ago China’s population was nearing the 1 billion mark.
In 1979 this led the Communist Party to institute the “One-Child Policy” to slow the country’s population growth.
That policy was lifted in 2015 and was replaced with a “two-child policy.” But the effects of 36 years of strict population control will be felt for years to come. As the population of elderly Chinese grows, there will be fewer and fewer working-age people to support them. …
Read the full article in the Global Journalist.