- China's growth-rate was unsustainable. In 1950s the rate was 1.9% /year.
- Previous governments had encouraged families to have many children to increse workforce/military strength.
- Policy started in the late 1970s in attempt to slow down population growth.
- Each couple was allowed only one child.
- It came with benefits: education, child care, health care.
- Fines given to parents who had more children. Some mothers were even forced to have…
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