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Topics: demographic time bomb

Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions



The provincial government in Shaanxi, a province in north-central China, has published a report that calls for an abolishment of birth limits under China’s planned birth policy. Currently, China’s two-child policy prohibits couples from having more than two children. In many provinces, couples are allowed a third child only in narrowly-crafted special circumstances that often require government approval, such as when a child has a severe disability or in second marriages. Couples who exceed their …

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The Birth Dearth: Economic and Social Impact of Aging Societies



ROME, SEPT 30, 2007 (Zenit.org)— Decades of declining birthrates are causing a rapid aging of many nation’s populations. Romanian President Traian Basescu recently warned that his country’s population was declining and that more needs to be done to support women who have children, the Associated Press reported Sept. 18. “Romania urgently needs to revise its demographic policies,” he told participants at a conference on population and development in the city of Sibiu. The tuition has …

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