Cause And Effect Of China's One Child Policy

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What are the causes and effects of China 's one-child policy? Have you ever heard China 's one-child policy? Since 1979, China began to appear such an unusual and large groups, they don 't have any of brothers or sisters, their parents gave them all the love, they are called as "little emperors." And they are the product of China 's one- child policy, only children. Due to overpopulation, China 's government implemented one-child policy, resulting in gender imbalance and aging population. Overpopulation is a significant issue in China since 66 years ago. Overcrowding became a symbol of China since early 1950. During the period of Mao, the birth rate fell a lot in 1982. Then Mao put forward said "More and more people is a good thing." in the …show more content…
First of the effects is gender imbalance. Due to a cultural preference for male, China is the most gender imbalanced country in the world now. Before one-child policy came out, Chinese traditional fertility culture is three primary rules: early, more and boy. That means China has already had gender imbalance issue before this policy; just the one-child policy aggravated this problem. According to "It may be too late to reverse the damage of China 's one-child policy", given the culture of son preference, many Chinese families choose to abort female fetuses, in order to prefer that their only child is a boy. As a result, China has 30 million "missing women" which are the female fetuses that families aborted, 117.6 boys for every 100 girls born. (Connett, 2015, p. 1) Around the 1990s, government and technology were allowing parents to know the sex of the fetus. In 1980, China did not have the machine to scan the sex of their fetus, could not determine the sex of a fetus in the early stage. Because the one-child policy, the families want to keep their quotas, they wish to have a boy. If they gave birth to a girl, but they didn 't have a chance to regenerate the second, so people will renounce their daughter, kill their daughter, or send to others, that is why many people in western adopted Chinese children are girls. But in 1990, some …show more content…
Who 'll take care of us in our old age and bury us when we die?" a woman asks. "Without the policy, we might 've had two or three children, and we wouldn 't be in this situation." (Kuhn, 2014) In that situation, these parents who lose their children have no one can help them and take care of them. These parents need to depend on each other when they become old. On the other hand, there do not have any of policy to show a way to figure out this

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