China’s low fertility rate and rapidly ageing population threatens to weigh on the pension system and productivity. Photo: Xinhua
China’s low fertility rate and rapidly ageing population threatens to weigh on the pension system and productivity. Photo: Xinhua

China population: what’s driving central bank concern about the nation’s ageing workforce?

  • The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been increasingly vocal about the potential economic consequences associated with the country’s demographic challenges
  • Chief among its concerns are how China’s declining fertility rate and ageing population will weigh on the pension system and productivity

China’s low fertility rate and rapidly ageing population threatens to weigh on the pension system and productivity. Photo: Xinhua
China’s low fertility rate and rapidly ageing population threatens to weigh on the pension system and productivity. Photo: Xinhua
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