Adair Turner

Adair Turner

Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, was chair of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2008 to 2013. He is the author of many books, including Between Debt and the Devil.

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Opinion | Why China’s declining population growth may be good news

Half a century of evidence suggests that in all prosperous countries where women are well educated and free to choose whether to have children, fertility rates fall significantly. When populations no longer grow, there are fewer workers per retiree, but also a reduced need for infrastructure and housing investment.

Half a century of evidence suggests that in all prosperous countries where women are well educated and free to choose whether to have children, fertility rates fall significantly. When populations no longer grow, there are fewer workers per retiree, but also a reduced need for infrastructure and housing investment.

Why China’s declining population growth may be good news
12 Jun 2021 - 8:45AM