Pro natalism in China (and elsewhere) will require a cultural re-orientation rather than economic one. Financial incentives can increase fertility at the margins, raising TFR from 1.4 to 1.6 at massive financial cost, but it won't get you over replacement fertility for the simple
reason that financial reasons are not primarily responsible for fertility declines. What goes unsaid by the people wringing their hands about birth rates but advocating impotent and useless solutions is that the culture shift has to move away from the direction of Liberalism and
away from the historical telos of Anglo thought to a nativist and parochial direction at odds with the global empire the US is running. Just as Jewish birth rates rebounded with the extinction of it's secular liberal social elements, so will birth rates recover elsewhere once
elites begin abandoning the individualistic material hedonism as the end state and values other than what the US state department declares as double plus good gain status. It will require the adoption of fairly reactionary value sets by elites that percolate downwards to the
middle classes that will result in enduring gains to fertility and not fiddling around with daycare and child subsidies. There is a reason best Korea has a fertility more than twice as high as worst Korea and that reason is Juche.

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