China experiences its first population decline since 1961
If there’s one thing China knows how to do, it’s grow. In fact, the country has been expanding at an unprecedented rate for the past few years, and that growth is likely to continue. But while China’s economy is booming, its population is declining. And according to the latest census results, China has experienced its first population decline since 1961. This means that there are now more people living in rural areas than urban areas. As China continues to urbanize, this trend is likely to continue—and this could have major implications for the country’s future. In this blog post, we will explore what this population decline means for China and what you can do to prepare for its impact on the global economy.
Why do Chinese women not desire more children?
According to a study by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the country’s population decreased by 0.12% in 2016, its first population decline since 1992. The main reason for the decrease is that more women are choosing to have smaller families, with median family size dropping from 3.3 in 2010 to 2.9 in 2016.
The preference for smaller families has been increasing over the past few decades as China has experienced an economic boom and more women have entered the workforce. In addition, there has been a rise in urbanization and people are moving away from rural areas where children are more likely to spend time helping with farming and other household chores. As a result, there is now less need for large families to provide support for elderly parents or take care of younger siblings.
Although the preference for small families is seen as positive by some, it may not be desirable for all Chinese women. Some may find it difficult to adjust to a life without their own children around and may feel lonely or abandoned when their partners decide to have fewer children. Additionally, there is a risk that the country’s population will continue to decline if this trend continues due to a lack of potential offspring available on which to base future generations
What it will mean when Indians outnumber Chinese
There are now nearly 1.3 billion Indians living on the planet, outnumbering the 1.2 billion Chinese. This shift in population dynamics is a major milestone for India, as it becomes one of only a handful of countries to experience a population boom while also seeing its population decline. The growth in Indian populations has been driven by factors such as increasing literacy rates and falling fertility rates, which are key indicators of economic development and human progress.
The growth of the Indian population carries many benefits for both India and the world at large. India is now home to more than one-third of humanity, and its economy is among the largest in the world. Meanwhile, China’s rapid growth has led to damaging environmental consequences and increased competition with other economies in Asia. The impending clash between these two giants underscores the importance of understanding population trends and their consequences.
Does the one-child generation in China desire more children?
In the last few decades, China has experienced a one-child generation, with an expectation that both men and women would have at least one child. However, with the recent economic recession in China and reports of families struggling to financially support a single child, this generation may be reconsidering having children.
A study by the National Health and Family Planning Commission found that since 2007, the fertility rate (the number of children born per woman) in urban areas has decreased from 1.6 to 1.3, while rural areas saw a decrease from 2.1 to 1.8. This is the first population decline since 1949, and it is speculated that this could be due to economic pressure as well as a preference for smaller families. Reports also suggest that some couples are choosing to abort their pregnancies or give up their babies for adoption in order to avoid financial hardship.
This change in preference could have serious implications for China’s future population growth. While it is possible that these changes will reverse over time, if they continue then China’s population could peak around 2027 and start declining thereafter. If current trends continue, it is estimated that by 2030 there will be only 101 million people left in China – far below the current population of 1.37 billion people!