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Two-child policy working, birthrate figures show

By Shan Juan | China Daily | Updated: 2016-10-31 08:16

Relaxation of limits meant to offset effects of aging population

When China relaxed its four-decade one-child policy at the start of 2016, there were a variety of predictions on whether the change in family planning rules would encourage enough people to have a second child.

Some said there would be too few to offset the effects of an aging population, citing reluctance by urbanites to increase the size of their families in the face of increased costs and new lifestyles.

Two-child policy working, birthrate figures show

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