China's One Child Policy Dbq Analysis

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The future of China lies in the hands of the children. Without the growth of children, China as a country would find itself falling as time passes and new generations come. If labor continued to suffer because of the lacking numbers of children, and more parents sterilized their baby based off of what gender it was, China would never have reached to where the country wants to be in future generations. China's One child Policy was a bad policy enforced due to labor shortage and gender inequality.

The One Child Policy that China enforced was a bad policy due to the labor shortage in the country. As China continues to thrive, the amount work being completed in the country was caused by the number of children. "The total number of young
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In China, most families hope to have a male. When the parents discover that their baby is a female, the decision usually comes down to having the child being aborted. Or, if the odds are in favor of the child, the parents will follow through with the pregnancy despite the gender. "Their parents' only treasure, since the 1980s single daughters in China's cities have enjoyed privileged childhoods little different from their male counterparts... With no brothers to compete for their parents' attention and resources." (Document D). This quote reveals the treatment of each gender. When parents have a daughter, she is valued and cherished. Though if the couple has a son, he is honored more. This lends to gender inequality; most families prefer to have a son to carry out the legacy of the family name. In addition, as new technology was created and more parents are able to identify the gender of their child, there have been a dramatic decline in the birth rate of females. "The resulting gender imbalance widened after 1986, when ultrasound testing and abortions became easier to come by...Nonetheless, an April [2009] study published in the British Medical Journal found China still has 32 million more boys than girls under the age of 20." (Document E). The provided evidence demonstrates the difference in the amount of males and females. If there are thirty-two million more boys than girls who are under the age of twenty, it only proves how the birth rate of girls will only continue to decrease. Whether the people in China realize it or not, women are necessary to have. Females work just as hard as men, and are equally wise and honorable, whether the country realizes that or not. With the numbers lowering by the years, China will be put into a hole that they cannot seem to dig themselves out

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