Posts Tagged ‘One Child Policy’

China is starting to be really alarmed at the unintended consequences of the One Child Policy.

Some stats

In 2012 over 13,600 primary schools closed and the number of students dropped from 200 million to 145 million.

The elderly people are now standing at 192 millions and by 2025 this number will increase to over 300 million.

As a difference from the rest of the world, the majority of these 300 million will be classified in poverty status.

Naturally the Chinese politicians are aware of this and they take different steps (raising working age and relaxing the one child policy). But there is no solution to this social crisis