China will allow all couples to have three children and strengthen policy support to deal with the rapidly increasing aging population, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on Monday.
The move, which comes five years after China introduced the ”two-child policy”, further eases the family planning policy and is expected to help raise the declining fertility rate and thus counterbalance the effects of the aging population.
More supporting measures will be provided to for the changed policy. Just like to establish a public service system covering child and elderly care. There is also a need to improve infant care services. True, the government has issued many guidelines and standards for childcare services. But it should integrate childcare services for kids in the 0-3-year age group into the public service system.
The government should also improve public kindergartens, and increase investments in the childcare and pre-school education. This will lower the cost of raising children and thus encourage more couples to have two or three children etc.
Post time: Jun-02-2021