Managing Overpopulation Case Study

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    • Background Info
      • China- world's largest population, over 1.3 billion
      • 1949 population was 540 million
      • 1970 population reached 830 million, China couldn't cope
      • Famine from 1958-1961
    • Late, Long and Few Policy
      • Introduced in 1970-
      • encouraged couples to have children later
      • leave longer gaps between children
      • have fewer children in total
      • fertility rate dropped from 5.7 to 2.9, 1970-79
      • resources weren't used up as quickly
    • One-child policy
      • introduced in 1979
      • encourages couples to have one child
      • Couples given benefits
        • longer maternity leave
        • better housing
        • free education for child
      • prevented up to 400 million births
      • fertility rate dropped from 2.9 to 1.9, 1979-2009
      • policy meant China has ageing population

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