The Causes And Effects Of China's One-Child Policy

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China’s “One-Child Policy” was implemented around the late 1980’s because China was facing a major problem which was overpopulation. China was worried if they didn't take action soon to solve its population crisis than its economy would crash and its people would suffer. So China's decided that the best idea was to create the One-Child policy which limits couples to only have one child each. With China’s One-Child program, there has been many Up’s as well as Down’s to it. But did China’s One-Child Policy help China’s population crisis or did it worsen its situation. I believe that China’s One-Child Policy did not help China’s population the way it was supposed to. The policy ended up affecting its population, families, and gender-imbalance.…show more content…
China’s policy was expected to help lower the population rate by it has increased drastically since the policy was created. By using Document A and B we can see how, the One-Child policy has affected China’s population. Accordingly, to Document A China had a concern in their population growth because throughout 1960-1980 there was a population increase of 350,000,000. China’s Policy started in the 1980’s but since then their population has not lowered at all. It increased from about 1,000,000,000 to about 1,400,000,000 since the policy was created. Document A shows us how from the time the Policy started it has not positively affected their population crisis it has only worsened it. In Document B we see a different way of the situation. Document B they argue that China’s One-Child Policy has been working by saying that in 1970 the fertility rate was 5.8 but by 1979 it lowered down to 2.7. Nevertheless this is true after 1980 China’s population started to increase again. By using Document’s A/B we can see that China’s One-Child Policy has not helped china’s population in any way it has only worsened its…show more content…
By using Document’s D and E we can see how the policy has created an impact on gender imbalance and female jobs. In Document D it talks about a Singleton Daughter’s which is a daughter with no brothers or sisters. All of these females have grown up to value education and career success, but with the population growing the job market starts to get smaller. This has affected females because now people are looking for women who are “young women with good looks and sex appeal”. Document E talks about the consequences women have to go through if they have an extra child. Women who do not go through with the policy are forced to have an early abortion or sterilization which is against their Human Rights. Accordingly to Document E after 1986 gender imbalance in china has been increasing drastically. Because of this China has 32 million more boys than girls under the age of 20. Because of this gender-imbalance there has been labor-shortages in many factories. From looking at the information in Documents D and E we can see that China’s One-Child Policy has not helped the society at

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