These data were obtained from the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Surveys in China, conducted by the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) in July 1988, July 2001, and July 2006.
Furthermore, as a state organization, the NPFPC has an IRB to approve data collection related to human subjects.
A survey conducted by the NPFPC
found the number of rich people having more than one child is rapidly rising.
According to Jiang Fan, vice-minister of the NPFPC
, the soaring birth defects had become a matter of such concern that a free pre-pregnant examination program was being offered to expecting women to control the condition, reports China Daily.
Planning Commission of China (NPFPC
) as well as other government
Zhang Weiqing told Chinese news agencies May 8 that China's rich no longer feel limited by the state's "one child" policy for urban dwellers and that China as a whole faces a risk of "population rebound." According to an NPFPC
survey, "the number of rich people and celebrities having more than one child has been increasing rapidly, and nearly 10 per cent of the people in this group have three"--which, says Zhang, can only encourage the general public to disregard population policies.