Nicholas Eberstadt on China's Looming Demographic Troubles.
AEI Fellow Nicholas Eberstadt discusses the effect of an aging population on China's workforce, the skewed gender demographics and its implications, and the future of China's social capitol.
The event was part of the Hoover Institution's 2008 Spring Retreat.
Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute and is Senior Adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research.
Eberstadt researches demographics, foreign aid, poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and economic development. He has written extensively on Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books include The End of North Korea and The North Korean Economy: Between Crisis and Catastrophe.
Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Nicholas Eberstadt predicts the gender imbalance in China will cause a marriage squeeze over the next couple of decades.
Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Nicholas Eberstadt predicts socioeconomic problems coming within the next generation because of China's one child policy.