China Raises Birth Limit as Population Grows Older

The Communist Party of China will now allow families to have three children instead of two.

The move comes as China’s population grows older and leaves the workforce.

Leaders have enforced the birth limit since 1980 to slow population growth, but now worry that China is losing workers too quickly.

Birth limits were previously eased back in 2015 to allow couples to have two children instead of just one.

Despite the change, the number of births continued to decline.