How China Miscalculated Its Way to a Baby Bust

February 12, 2024

A photo of a statue in China

(Wall Street Journal) – China’s baby bust is happening faster than many expected, raising fears of a demographic collapse. And coping with the fallout may now be complicated by miscalculations made more than 40 years ago.

The rapid shift under way today wasn’t projected by the architects of China’s one-child policy—one of the biggest social experiments in history, instituted in 1980. (Read More)