Friday, September 21, 2007

BBC: Who Can Have More Than One Child?

Part three from the BBC series explains who can have more than one child, and under what circumstances:

Grey areas in China's one-child policy
"There are different guidelines and different government policies," he added.

Mr Wang explained that only 35.9% of the population is limited to having just one child. These people live mainly in urban areas.

Many rural couples, accounting for 52.9% of the population, are able to have two children if the first one is a girl, he said.

In other provinces, parents can have two children regardless of the sex of the first child, and in a few areas the rules are even more relaxed.


Blogger Emma said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I've often wondered what the breakdown is.

7:17 PM  

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