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China’s now-abolished one-child policy may leave the lingering effect of a heavily lopsided age distribution for at least 20 years, a study finds

2 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
nder China's new two-child policy, China's population will peak at 1.45 billion people in 2029 instead of a predicted 1.4 billion in 2023 if the one-child policy had been continued, according to a paper by professors Yi Zeng and Therese Hesketh published in The Lancet.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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