Lyman Stone

Lyman Stone

Lyman Stone is an economist who specialises in population change. He is an adviser at the consulting firm Demographic Intelligence, and a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies.

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Opinion | Why work is the biggest hurdle to solving East Asia’s population crisis

For China, lifting birth restrictions is no guarantee of a baby boom as long working hours come at the price of long-term population growth. When parents can spend quality time with their children and not be consumed by stress, fertility rates will rise.

For China, lifting birth restrictions is no guarantee of a baby boom as long working hours come at the price of long-term population growth. When parents can spend quality time with their children and not be consumed by stress, fertility rates will rise.

28 Apr 2021 - 6:45AM
Opinion | Chinese women in Hong Kong and on the mainland have fewer children than the norm – and they’re fine with that

While pro-natal policies may help remove some obstacles to a higher birth rate, policymakers will find it harder to persuade women to have more babies when they simply don’t want to, possibly because they themselves are from small families.

While pro-natal policies may help remove some obstacles to a higher birth rate, policymakers will find it harder to persuade women to have more babies when they simply don’t want to, possibly because they themselves are from small families.

5 Jun 2019 - 7:00AM