China recently announced the end of its one-child policy—here’s why that’s a big deal for the country and what it says about the rest of the world.
China decides to end its decades-long policy of allowing couples to have only one child, increasing the number permitted to two.
China’s one-child policy had been successful in lowering its birth rate, which has declined since the 1990s to an average of 1.5, which means on average women give birth to 1.5 children.The one child policy was part of the birth planning program implemented by China in the 1970s to control the size of its national population. It was unique from other family planning policies around the world which focus on contraception, setting a legal limit on the size of a household in the country.One Child Policy in China. In an attempt to stop the rapid population growth, the China government introduced the China One Child Policy. The law was established in 1979 as a population control measure. Its main aim was to enable children to have better access to healthcare and education among other benefits (Greenhalgh and Susan 15).
The one-child policy was a program that was implemented nationwide by the Chinese government in 1980 in order to limit most Chinese families to one child each. The policy was enacted to address the growth rate of China’s population, which the government viewed as being too high.Read More
China should move to a two-child policy. Economy. It will eventually have a big impact on the workforce, if China sticks to the one-child policy. This is because, by 2050, third of the population exists of old people. This will deeply affect the workforce in China. After some time the youth will have to work harder to support the elderly.Read More
Starting on January 1, 2016, all Chinese couples are allowed to have two children. This marks the end of China’s one-child policy, which has restricted the majority of Chinese families to only.Read More
Public resentment is one reason why policymakers did not stop the policy sooner. According to Yi Fuxian, the Wisconsin academic, China could have completely scrapped population controls in 1980.Read More
Chinas one child policy In the mid-twentieth century, the Chinese government believed that a large population would turn China into a strong nation.The people were encouraged to have large families.However, this resulted in a population increase of 55 million every three years.Read More
For more than 30 years, China has upheld a strict one-child policy. And despite the country's growing prosperity, novelist Ma Jian discovered that ruthless squads still brutally enforce the law.Read More
China's One Child Policy. China's One Child Policy For centuries China has stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences. On the other hand, over the last decade it has plummeted economically. A big factor for this massive downfall is the population of the country.Read More
Third, the one-child policy in China might lead to imbalance in gender. Since boys are preferred in China, the one-child policy unintentionally encouraged sex-selection among families which is not good for the long run development for the society. The reason why this would lead to such a problem is due to the traditional thought in China.Read More
This essay begins with a discussion of the evolution of the one-child policy in China, covering the lead-in to its inception, major modifications over time, and The Evolution of China’s One-Child Policy and Its Effects on Family Outcomes Junsen Zhang is the Wei Lun Professor of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.Read More
Although the one-child policy is still in place for many in China, it is possible that one day in the not-too-distant future, China's one-child generation will become a chapter in the country's.Read More