China population: rural families unwilling, unable to have more children faced with ‘life of inferiority’

Nov 13, 2021 | INVESTING

When Liang Du was born in a remote mountain village in Jiangxi province in 1979, he was the seventh child in the family and the only boy. At the time, the more children – and especially the more sons – a rural family had, the more blessings it was thought they would receive.Fast forward four decades, and the attitude in China about having children has changed drastically.Liang’s nine adult nephews have all left for cities or bigger urban areas, either because of education or marriage, but…

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