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The China One Child Policy

1940's Chinese government encouraged large families to gain military strength and
agricultural production
Led to overpopulation (estimated 55 million every 3 years)
1979 China introduced one child policy
Marriageable age was also raised 22 for men and 20 for women

What was the policy?


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Birth rate slowed down and there is a worry that there is not enough babies to
maintain a population
Male and female ratio 117:100 meaning there is a struggle to find a wife


Policy has been relaxed ­ some families now allowed 2 children but still need
permission (trailed…


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