Relaxation Of One-Child Policy In Shanghai Prompting Few Women To Have Second Child

New York Times: In Shanghai, Easing of One-Child Rule Isn’t Seen as Cure for Challenges Ahead
“…With one of the lowest fertility rates in China and the country’s fastest-aging population, the city is growing anxious about the demographic and social welfare challenges ahead, researchers say. Under relaxed family planning rules put in place in Shanghai in early 2014, 90 percent of the city’s women of childbearing age are eligible to have a second child. But so far, only five percent have applied for permission to do so, said Fan Hua of the city’s Commission of Health and Family Planning…” (Piao, 1/29).

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