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-What is the policy
-Why was it introduced
-Pros and cons of the policy
-Population pyramid
-Stage Of The DTM and why
-Development indices facts and figures
-What is the policy
-Why was it introduced
-Pros and cons of the policy
-Population pyramid
-Stage Of The DTM and why
-Development indices facts and figures
-What is the policy
-Why was it introduced
-Pros and cons of the policy
-Population pyramid
-Stage Of The DTM and why
-Development indices facts and…read more

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What Is The Policy?
In 1979 in China the one child policy was introduced. This policy meant that rules
were introduced to try and limit couples to having a maximum of one child.
Under the original policy couples had to first obtain permission from local officials to
have a baby, however in 2002 this changed so they were no longer required to obtain
permission to have the first child.…read more

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Why Was It Introduced?
China has the largest population of any country in the world--over 1.3 billion.
Chairman Mao who led China from 1949 until his death in 1976, regarded a fast
growing population as a productive force necessary for China to become a great power.
This rapid growth in population caused concerns about the social and economic
consequences. By the time of the 1982 census there were already more than 1 billion
people in China, if current trend persisted there could be 1.…read more

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Pros And Cons Of The Policy
Some positive features to this policy are:
Requires population and family planning activities to proceed hand in hand with ef-
forts aimed at educating women, providing jobs, improving women's health and im-
proving women's status.
Requires not only wives but also husbands, to bear the responsibility of family plan-
ning.…read more

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Population Pyramid
These population pyramids show how Chinas population has changed over the last 50
years and how it is predicted to change in the next 50 years. You can see on the 1980
pyramid the increase in population for the 5-9, 10-14 and 15-19 cohorts. You can also
see how the population has continued to increase but with no more dramatically big
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Stage Of The DTM And Why
China is in stage 3/4 of the DTM. China may be doing well with industrial develop-
ment but some areas have a very low GDP therefor it is debateable whether China is an
China falls into the sate 3/4/ category for the following reasons:
Falling birth rate-due to the one child policy, still fairly high in some areas due to
farming needs.…read more

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Indicator Name 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
GDP per capita (current US$) 175.865754 193.0220513 291.7744907 314.4306005 604.2280606 949.1823289 1731.125525 4392.611068
Literacy rate, adult female (% of fe-
males ages 15 and above) 68.07207742 86.5265951
School enrollment, secondary, female
(% gross) 43.30033 31.49569 32.55294 47.50562
School enrollment, tertiary (% gross) 0.50529 1.11936 2.3598 3.06589 4.60774 7.79703 19.…read more

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Policy Evaluation
The policy has prevented up to 100 millions births. The fertility rate has dropped to
1.8. Some people think that it wasn't just the one-child policy that slowed population
growth. They say older policies about leaving longer gaps between children were more
effective, and that Chinese people want fewer children anyway as they've become more
However this policy has led to illegal sex selective abortions and people killing their
own children if they have a girl.…read more

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What Is The Policy?
In Uganda they have many different strategies to tackle their problem of a rapidly growing
population. Theses strategies focus on several main points including:
Family Health-enhancing family health by promoting male involvement in family
planning and encouraging both natural and modern methods of family planning
Education-ensuring universal primary education, reducing the number of boys and
girls dropping out of school and creating opportunities for school dropouts to re-
enter the educational system.…read more


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