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Will China run out of people (young people??)… | August 1, 2011

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/07/30/number-of-the-week-chinas-population-bust/?mod=WSJBlog

  • July 30, 2011, 5:00 AM ET

Number of the Week: China’s Population Bust

Rising affluence and increased opportunities in China’s interior certainly have something to do with that, but so does a profound demographic shift. Largely because of the one-child policy introduced in the late 1970s, the number of children per woman fell to 1.77 in 2000 from 3.78 in 1975, according to the World Bank.

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2 Comments »

  1. What’s the gender ratio of the “one-child” generation?

    Comment by martin Koch — August 6, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    • The ratio of male to female in China is 1.06 compared to 0.97 in the US

      Comment by raymondmonroe — August 7, 2011 @ 12:31 am


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