• By The Financial District

China's 3-Child Policy Becomes A Law

China's top legislative body has passed a three-child policy into law to encourage childbearing, Sommer Brokaw reported for United Press International (UPI).

Photo Insert: Chinese children playing garter in the mountainous regions of China.

The major policy change announced in May was passed Friday through an amendment to the country's Population and Family Planning Law, to increase the birth rate, as the country deals with a rapidly aging population, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

China's fertility rate has fallen to 1.3 children per woman, 2020 census data show, which is below the replacement level of 2.1 needed for a stable population.

According to more recent census data, more than 264 million people are aged 60 and older, accounting for nearly 19% of the population.

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The amendment passed Friday also included other supportive measures such as exploration of parental leave, and establishing more nursing facilities in public areas and workplaces, according to Xinhua.

Other financial, tax, insurance, education, housing, and employment measures to support families raising children will be rolled out, according to the amendment, Xinhua reported.


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