Case Study: China

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Population of China (2013)
1.357 billion
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1949 population
540 million
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Reason for growth from 1949
Govt. encouraged having children to produce more food and build stronger army
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1970 population of china
830 million
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Policy introduced in 1970 to cope with population
LATE, LONG, FEW (encouraged children to be born later with longer gaps and have fewer kids in total)
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Effects of Late Long Few
Fertility rate (1979) fell from 5.7 to 2.9
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1979 New Policy:
One Child Policy
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Incentives delivered by One child policy
Longer maternity, better housing, and free education
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How many births has One Child policy supposedly prevented
400 million births
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2009 fertility rate
1.8 (from 2.9 in 1979)
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Some people believe that Late Long Few was more effective
:)
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Modifications to One Child Policy
Some rural areas are allowed second child if first is girl to help with farming. If both parents are only children they are allowed a second.
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Predicted year of china population peak and beginning to fall
2030
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1949 population

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Reason for growth from 1949

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1970 population of china

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Policy introduced in 1970 to cope with population

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