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Comment & Response
June 7, 2016

China’s One-Child Policy

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Economics, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
JAMA. 2016;315(21):2349-2350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2192

To the Editor Dr Hesketh and colleagues1 provided a summary and critique of China’s one-child policy, expressing skepticism that eliminating this policy will cause fertility rates in China to rebound. The authors delineated several positive aspects of the one-child policy. However, those apparent positives are mitigated by the corresponding costs associated with them.

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