China has a large population and the One-Child policy is what the government is using to try to control it. China has a population of more than 1.3 billion people which makes it the world’s most populated country. The world population is approximately 6.7 billion people, which means that China is about 20% of the world’s population, for every five people one is a Chinese resident . Having the One-Child Policy is causing a major gender imbalance in China because males are said to be more valuable to families having children. As well have equal effects on the economy there are shortages of workers also not enough brides for males.
This certificate served as a contract between the couple and the Chinese Government stating that the couples and the one child that they have will be granted economic and educational advantages in return for promising not to have more than one child (Audubon, 1994). Since each couple is allowed one child, the gender of that child determines whether or not it stays in China as part of the family. Since the beginning of time, females were always seen as being inferior to males in any society. The females’ ultimate duties were to have and take of the children, the household duties and be the servant to their husband while the males worked and took care of the family in terms of financial status. In China, the males are the ones that the majority of the couples chose because they are the ones who not only carry on the family name, but also are most likely the ones who are able to provide support for their parents... ... middle of paper ... ...hild per family has had a good effect on the population although the means of following the policy is unimaginable behavior.
Not all of these were because the want for a son though. The Chinese government wanted to make sure that you were not having more children then you were supposed to. Another way to help this happen is to either reward or punish the families living in China. If the families followed the law, they would be rewarded by getting higher wages,, better schooling/employment, and they could receive loans from the government/ The families who decided to disobey the laws would receive a fine, be fired from their jobs, and would have trouble getting governmental assistance. howstuffworks.com/one-child-policy.htm theguardian.com/books/2013/may06/chinas-barbariac-one-child-policy geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/onechild.htm newsweek.com/2014/01/24/one-child-policy-one-big-problem-china-245118.html
China is one of the most populated countries in the world, it is home to 1.3 billion people, it is no wonder that china is also one of the most polluted countries as well; China faces problems of starvation and pollution as a result of their large population, these problems are driving the quality of life lower and lower for the Chinese, and have been doing so for centuries. China’s large population along with it’s consequences was the main cause in the implement of the famous One-child policy. Before the population was as large as it is today and long before China introduced the one child policy, Mao Zadong, who was a Chinese ruler, encouraged citizens to have big families, his theory was that with more young people ready to work more progress would be achieved therefore there would be more production and it would benefit the economy, he stated “Even if China’s population multiplies many times, she is fully capable of finding a solution; the solutions is production” (Mcloughlin, pg.310) but things did not go as Zadong predicted, the population did multiple it self but china failed at finding a good solution. In 1955, a couple of years later after Mao Zadong encouraged big families, the government had already realized how big of a problem overpopulation was, so officials launched a birth control campaign promoting for late marriages and birth control, although this was an idea that could make a significant change the problem was that only a very small percent of the population actually had access to birth control. The population continued to grow and the problems as a result of it only became bigger and bigger with time; Starvation was one of the main problems China faced as a result of overpopulation and although the birthrate w... ... middle of paper ... ... government.
It has been established that the female gender is a major victim of abortion and abandonment in the nation. The notion that the male gender is of higher economic importance to a nation is the waste crisis which has negated the purpose of the One-Child Policy in China (Weller, 2007). It is a contradiction of the respect that nations have for life that a nation can have in place a law that encourages discriminative child birth practices. Abortion and abandonment are moral issues which negates the underlying human rights. It should however be noted that population control should always be encouraged as it is only by this that a government can ensure an economically sustainable community.
Many Chinese families are in massive amounts of debt and adding another child to that is simply not possible. The Chinese government saw a problem but tried to fix it the wrong way. They have succeeded in controlling their population but in hindsight they have created a problem much more problematic to the Chinese culture. Having way more men than women is only going to cause sex trafficking, selling of brides, and prostitution rates to rises. Homosexuality may even become more accepted in Chinese culture as an end result to the huge gender imbalance.
He believed that controlling the population would better the country. China’s family planning policy was introduced to alleviate social and economic problems but has increased forced abortions and infanticides. The One Child Policy was a form of birth control that puts a stop to having too many children. The policy was promoted as a voluntary birth-control program, but has been executed through the government and a set of administrative controls such as registration, certificates of approved birth, and birth certificates. This huge organizational network has been established to implement this policy relying on the controlling powers of the government.
To answer the previous question about why the total fertility rate is declining in developing countries, we have to say that the decline in the population growth is induced by the development but at the same by governmental policies that have the purpose of stimulating development. But even if these policies implemented by developing countries can lead to good results, it also important to consider what unwanted consequences may occur. China one-child-policy represents one the most extreme kind of policy that can be deployed and because of its extremisms it is starting to reveal all its weakness. This is way developed countries have the duty to be involved in developing countries demographic transition helping them finding the most effective solution.
The pollution is hurting the GDP and the people of China. Factories that once caused the pollution are leaving to countries with even more relaxed regulations. This has forced China to pushed China to invest in other sectors which can be a risky gamble. China is losing its allure and is now faced with new task of adapting. If China cannot adapt then there will be no more growth, and the “Golden Years” will be for nothing.
The great firewall of China is a manifestation of the oppressive regime that denies the Chinese people their basic rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The recent action taken by Google to leave China is a move in the right direction. However, Google, like other U.S firms in China, played a deceitful role in abetting the injustice perpetrated by the Chinese government. Google as a company enjoyed the rights guaranteed by the U.S constitution, while they helped an oppressive regime deny it to billions of citizens. Furthermore, abetting an oppressive regime suppress and subjugate its citizens is unethical from any moral standpoint.