You might be surprised to find that most of the decline in China’s fertility rate happened before the one-child policy was enacted in 1982. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad investigates the future of the one-child policy in China as part of her “China Past Due” series: http://ow.ly/kwz37
Interesting. It does seem like China’s fertility rate was barely impacted by the one-child policy. If so, what does this tell us about China? Does it fit the general historical pattern of industrializing societies?