China one child policy case study

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What were the issues with China's population?
Largest in the world @ 1.35 bio. Chairman Mao was pro-natalist, which helped increase population from 550 mil to 800 mil in 50's to 60's. In the 70's they started Family Planning, later, longer, and fewer. This helped decrease birth rate but not enou
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Explain the One Child Policy
Set up in 1979, vert strongly encouraged families to have 1 child. No marriage before 24. If you have 1 child then your given benefits, longer maternity, better housing, free education. If you have more than one, heavy fines, no fines.
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What did the one child policy cause?
Sterilisation programmes, forced abortions, gender imbalance, kids had no uncles and aunts. Policy has prevented 400 mil births. Fertility rate dropped from 5.7 in 1970 to 1.8 today
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What is the Policy like now?
Relaxed, in some rural areas people can have 2nd child if 1st a girl or disabled. Same applies if one parent has disability or both are only children. Standards of living have increased as there are less people.
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What is the risk for the future?
China could have ageing population in future, may stop policy in 2020
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Explain the One Child Policy

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Set up in 1979, vert strongly encouraged families to have 1 child. No marriage before 24. If you have 1 child then your given benefits, longer maternity, better housing, free education. If you have more than one, heavy fines, no fines.

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What did the one child policy cause?

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What is the Policy like now?

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What is the risk for the future?

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