China's One-Child Policy Analysis

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Policies to Manage Population Increases

Experts have realized that the increase in population has negative effects on the biosphere. Over the years, population has risen at staggering rates. The increase calls for more homes to be built, leading to the tearing down of trees, referred as deforestation. One thing for sure, trees are needed to absorb some of the toxins and release oxygen back into the air. The increase of human population along with deforestation has been the root of our problems. There are some solutions that could fix the threat to the biosphere. Some experts believe that we should adopt a one-child policy similar to China’s policy, other’s believe we should adopt a policy so whenever a new home is built, trees should be
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Since the increase of human population is considered the root of our problems, then why not tackle the problem itself? Managing population can begin with the one-child policy adopted from China. According to All Girls Allowed (2013), “China’s One-Child Policy was formally instituted 30 plus years ago on September 25, 1980, in an open letter by the Chinese Communist Party”. The policy was proposed due to fact that birthrates were over four children per family, in addition to a shortage of food. Also According to All Girls Allowed (2013), “The One-Child Policy restricts the majority of Chinese families to one child each. The consequences of having a child without a birth permit vary by province, with fines reaching as high as several times the average annual income”. The one-child policy was extremely effective, in fact, it was believed by leaders that restricting births could lead to economic gain. Also According to All Girls Allowed (2013), “The One-Child Policy has prevented over 400 million births”, therefore it is extremely beneficial. China chose the one-child policy for economic reasons, but think if the entire U.S proposed this system for the benefit of the biosphere. There are moral and religious controversies regarding the use of the one-child policy, but as a whole, all must think of the biosphere and the effects the population has on its …show more content…
The one child-policy along with the tree maintenance policy can result in numerous benefits for the society. More trees will be planted and able to remove air pollutants. The level of birthrates will decrease, therefore limiting the number of individuals releasing toxins in the air from personal uses. Also, the one-child policy decreases the number of homes needed to be built. Overall, if individuals decide not to abide by either of the policies, fines should be charged for those individuals. As stated above, China fines parties who do not abide by the one-child policy with a maximum charge that averages several times the average annual income. The fine for both policies do not have to be as extensive, but preserving the biosphere is extremely vital. Tackling the root problems in the society and preserve our society for many more decades. Until citizens began to control high population rates and stop tree removal, the society will continue to be at

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