China’s one child policy: coming after global GDP SHOCK!!

This entry was posted in Economics and public policy. Bookmark the permalink.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
5 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
wilful
wilful
6 years ago

Fantastic news by China! Now if only we could get similarly effective policy, perhaps with less coercion, in the rest of the world.

If anyone thinks we can use population growth to make our way out of the problems of the world, you are quite plainly insane.

ChrisB
6 years ago

What’s DM? And what’s the white unattributed bit, outer space?

Fantastic news, sort of… but a fall in the rate of increase isn’t a fall. And Africa is now as bad as china was.

Peter WARWICK
Peter WARWICK
6 years ago
Reply to  ChrisB

Chris,
a decrease in the rate will result in an absolute decrease over time. These things are not instant.

If you want a very good explanation of population statistics see:
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont-panic-the-facts-about-population/

Its about one hour long, but its the best explainer I have seen on population. It will take some years for the rate decrease to work its way through the snakes belly.

Gapminder (Hans ROSLING) has some excellent articles on a wide range of human statistics.

ChrisB
6 years ago
Reply to  Peter WARWICK

Well, yes. But that’s rather like saying “the fever will eventually fall” without specifying whether it’ll kill you before it does. The peak is going to be a very risky time. We may just scrape through, or we may not.

paul walter
paul walter
6 years ago

Some one compares it to Africa, but the cohesiveness of Chinese society shows which region is developing a better standard of living.