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When was the One Child Policy introduced?
In 1979
Why was the One Child Policy introduced?
Because the population growth was increasing each year. Eg. in 1950 it was 1.9%. The population growth was unsustainable and causing larger problems.
How has the One Child Policy helped China?
There has been an estimate of 400 million fewer births. As the population is controlled it has relieved strain on public services. Also as a result the standard of living has increased.
How has the One Child Policy caused problems for China?
A lot of pressure from the Granny Police. Women were persuaded to have abortions as late as 7 months, 90% of which were female. Female Infanticide where girls were aborted created a gender imbalance. Little Emperors syndrome began and children often had no uncles, aunts and no siblings.
What incentives were offered to couples sticking to the One Child Policy?
People who stuck to the policy could get between 5% and 10% raises in their salary.
Has the One Child Policy worked?
The population figures are staggering a drop from 1.9% in 1950 to 0.6% now. In 2007 China's population was 1.7 billion which is 25% less than it could have been. And all public services have benefited.
What problems has the One Child Policy caused for the Future?
China has now an ageing population and because there have not been so many children, there are now less people to care for the elders and there is going to be a bigger demand for labour and less people to fill the demand.
Recent updates on the One Child Policy:
In a lot of big cities in China the One Child Policy has been retracted and couples can now have two children. This has been done to counter act the ageing population as 30% of their population is aged 50 and over.