China's One Child Policy

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Give details and facts about the implementation of the policy.
Traditionally, male children have been preferred as son's inherit their family name. Parents within some ethnic minority groups or those whose firstborn was handicapped were allowed to have one more child.
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Give details and facts about the implementation of the policy.
As the policy increased the dependency ratio, the country suffered from an ageing population. By 2006, the Chinese government moved towards more health-orientated policy and committed to promote mother and child welfare.
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What positive effects did the policy have in relation to it's aims?
Annual growth rate fallen down to 0.6%. 400 million births prevented. Overall rate of natural increase declined. Population reached a level of 1.26 billion in 2000. Dropped below 2 children in the 90s as well as a drop in birth and fertility rate.
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What negative effects did the policy have?
Some sources say that 1/4 of China's population will be over 65 by 2050. China has one of the world's highest suicide of women in the reproductive years. Female infantcide. Male dominance led to an imbalance in the sex ration- lowered fertility rates
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What other negative effects did the policy have?
'Little Emperor' syndrome where the attention of the family fell on one child, negative affect on the child's social skills. Sex ratios imbalance which meant that by the early 1990s it had risen to 114 boys for every 100 girls.
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