January 22, 2010

ONE OF THE MOST WORTHWHILE HEALTH REFORMS WOULD INDEED BE TO DEFUND NURSING HOMES...:

Single-Party Democracy (ROGER COHEN, 1/22/10, NY Times)

I’m bullish on China after a couple of weeks here and perhaps that sentiment begins with the little emperors and empresses. In upscale city parks and rundown urban sprawls, I’ve seen China’s children pampered by grandparents, coddled by fathers, cared for by extended families.

Scarcity may explain the doting: China’s one-child policy makes children special. But there are deeper forces at work. The race for modernity has not blown apart the family unit, whatever the strains.


,,,but does Mr. Cohen get not just how low China's fertility rate is but that so many girls have been killed that there's a massive population of men who can never marry just because there are too few women?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 22, 2010 6:32 AM
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