China just changed its one-child policy. It was necessary, but it might not make a huge difference.

China just announced that it’s doing away with its one-child policy, finally allowing families to have two children.

The BBC reported that “the decision to allow families to have two children was designed ‘to improve the balanced development of population’ and to deal with an aging population, according to the statement from the Community Party’s Central Committee.”

This was a long time coming, but it won’t erase or immediately ease the many problems that have resulted from the policy. Here’s the backstory.

In 1979, the Chinese government introduced a one-child policy.

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