Holding on to the One-Child Policy: China’s Demographic Trade-off

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Read “Holding on to the One-Child Policy: China’s Demographic Trade-off” by Richard Cincotta, from the Stimson Spotlight, January 2011.

Demographers in China and abroad were surprised when, after weeks of contentious interagency debate in March, 2008, China’s State Birth Planning Committee recommended that the central government extend its population policy for yet another decade. The policy’s current framework is set in China’s 2001 Birth Planning Law, which demographers have labeled the “1.5 child policy”–a liberalized version of the One Child Policy (OCP), which was first formulated in 1979 and applied during the early 1980s.

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