- Enforced abortions and sterilisations
200,000 ordered abortions by the end of 2001 in mountainous region Huaiji
1500 abortions an hour, 336 million in total
- Female Infanticide
Boys > Girls
'Little Emperor' syndrome - 140 million by 2014
- Rate of population now 0.7%
Long term implications
2nd child allowed if first girl is a child or if both parents are only children
- Still has a very large total population of 1.4 billion
- Two child policy?
- By 2020 there will be 30 million more men than women aged between 20 and 45
Problems with enforcing the policy
- Policy resisted in rural areas where it was tradition to have large families
- More children needed in rural areas for agricultural work
- Difficult to control in remote areas
- Worried of economic implications of an ageing popluation
- not enough carers in the future
- reducing workforce
- Social influence of western world
In 1979 the One Child Policy was introduced...
- Use contraception
- Family planners
- 'Granny Police'
- Enforced abortions and sterelisations
It was introduced because population was spiraling out of control.
The popluation was increasing by 55 million every year, the equivalent of the UK's population