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As values change and the cost and complexity of raising one child grow, parents are saying no to two kids, despite policy change and official encouragement

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hina's government has gone from restricting most couples to having one child to letting them have two, yet many people are opting out of a bigger family because of the overwhelming cost and time commitment involved with keeping kids competitive through extra classes.
9 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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