In 1979, China decided to establish a one child policy which states that couples are only allowed to have one child, unless they meet certain exceptions.In order to understand what social impacts the one child policy has created in China it important to evaluate the history of this law. China’s decision to implement a Child policy has caused possible corruption, an abuse of women’s rights, has led to high rates of female feticide, has created a gender ratio problem for China, and has led to specific problems associated with both the elderly and younger generation. Finally, an assessment of why China’s one child policy is important to the United States allows for a full evaluation of the policy.
In the 1940s, China viewed promoting a larger population as a positive improvement for political strength and to improve economic development. Consequently, in the mid-1950s, China realized it “hindered economic development.” They then concluded the government of China must regulate population control in order to solve a majority of their problems (Rile...
One Child Policy Over population has been a global issue for decades. Medical advances have made it possible for people to live longer and have multiple births, which are just some of the factors contributing to this social problem. Many countries have attempted to battle this issue, but none as intensely as China. China allows the government to have full control over family planning to help reduce the population. In 1979 China created a policy called the "One Child Law" which limits couples to only one child.
Population Control in China “Vigilantes abduct pregnant women on the streets and haul them off, sometimes handcuffed or trussed, to abortion clinics. [Some] aborted babies cry when they are born (Steven Mosher).” This quotation shows one method how China tries to carry through its population control in a manner which is very cruel and against human rights. We, Western people, do not understand why China needs a population control and why this control has to be carried out so harshly.
... to care about. In fact, as we have seen, there is a strong relationship between development and population growth. 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.
China’s population contains 1,354,040,000 billion citizens today; of that, 1.3 billion there are 699 million males and 650 million females (“China Rises” 2). In 1980, China had the largest m...
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The problem of overpopulation exists nearly everywhere, and if it does not currently exist, it will in the near future. People are having several children, and that is greatly exceeding the death rate. This problem is especially apparent in South Asia, and it is causing several problems such as famine, epidemic, overcrowding, etc.