October 14, 2016
(CNN) – In October 2015, China decided to overturn its decades-old one-child policy and allow couples across the country to have two children. The change was much anticipated by demographers worldwide, who would have preferred scrapping the policy altogether, considering it an injustice of human rights that changed the population structure for the worse. Researchers explored the potential effect in a new study, published Thursday. Almost a year after the decision, the study warns that the Chinese government’s goal of a population increase may take more than two decades to arrive.
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