Despite The End Of China’s One-Child Policy, Births Are Still Lagging

A newborn girl is the first baby born in the New Year at Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Hospital on January 1, 2018 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.

Beijing hoped that by ending its infamous policy restricting women to one child, it would see a quick turnaround in the number of births. But the old policy has had a lasting impact.

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