Shanghai Encourages Second Child to Displace the Aging

 - Jul 26, 2009
References: guardian
China is famous for its "one child" policy, but in the wake of supporting a country filled with an aging population, Shanghai has recently been encouraging couples to have a second child despite the population control regulations.

In 1975, China's population over 50 had an average of 7.7 working-age adults to support them; today, that figure is down to 1.6. That's clearly the reason behind Shanghai's abandonment of population-control policies; the Center for Strategic and International Studies says that China will have over 438 million individuals over 60 by 2050. That's a lot of people out of the working world!