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China One Child Policy Case Study

  • 1979 all couples only allowed 1 child
  • Marriagable age of men to 22
  • 1950 rate of population change = 1.9% each year


  • Increased access to education
  • Childcare and healthcare offered to families to families that followed this rule


  • Don't receive benefits and fined if does not follow the rule
  • Abortion


  • Birth rate has fallen. Rate of population growth = 0.7%
  • Preference for boys, girls ended up homeless or in orphanages
  • Gender balance of population has become distorted
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