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Justin Fox

Ending China’s Birth Limits Won’t Bring a Baby Boom

It’s a step forward for individual freedom, but birth rates have been falling in most other countries even without restrictions.

A win for freedom, but it probably won’t mean much.

A win for freedom, but it probably won’t mean much.

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It looks like China’s decades-old policy of limiting births is finally going to bite the dust. As Bloomberg News reports from Beijing:

It would in fact be a historic move. Will it have much of an impact on China’s birth rate? Probably not: