A new study in the medical journal The Lancet claims that China’s infant mortality ratehas been halved, due to campaigns encouraging women to give birth inside hospitals, rather than at home. Researchers from Peking University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discovered that the mortality rate for babies born in hospitals fell by 62 percent from 1996 to 2008. Children were also found to be two to three times more likely to survive their first month than those born without the aid of professional medical care. The study used data compiled in the Maternal and Mortality Surveillance System, to analyze 1.5 million births that took place from 1996 to 2008. So everybody’s happy at the good news, right? Well, besides the population doomsday proponents, who are probably getting antsy in their chair. They shouldn’t blame the kids though, since China’s population problem has little to do with them.