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  1. Don't blame the global crisis on China's one-child policy

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... savings are higher in China than many other economies. At the same time, the total fertility rate is low at just 1.7 babies per woman, while the sex ratio is monstrously skewed, at 123 baby boys for every 100 girls. But blaming the one-child policy doesn't work. Although China's fertility rate has fallen since the policy was introduced, it seems likely that the drop is more ...

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    Why 4 per cent annual growth will be great news for China

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... the size of the workforce will develop. Last year, 22 million young adults reached working age. With the recent decline in fertility rates, by 2032 that number will have fallen to just 12 million. ... will be great news for China The business of forecasting the mainland's economic growth rate is a bit like a game of bingo. The analysts who have to come up with a forecast have a pretty good idea ...

  3. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... expectancy was relatively low and the birth rate was high, which meant there were plenty of working-age children to look after a small number of elderly parents. But in the 1970s fertility rates fell ...



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