Children pictured in India’s capital New Delhi earlier this months as schools reopened following pandemic-induced closures. Photo: AFP
Children pictured in India’s capital New Delhi earlier this months as schools reopened following pandemic-induced closures. Photo: AFP
India

What one-child policy? As India’s population growth slows, China-style controls on births called into question

  • India’s total fertility rate has dropped below the level needed to maintain a stable population, but it’s still on track to become the most populous country
  • Advocates cheered the survey results as a triumph of New Delhi’s ‘voluntary’ approach to family planning, in contrast to the more coercive methods of China

Topic |   India
Children pictured in India’s capital New Delhi earlier this months as schools reopened following pandemic-induced closures. Photo: AFP
Children pictured in India’s capital New Delhi earlier this months as schools reopened following pandemic-induced closures. Photo: AFP
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