China’s one-child policy.

20 Feb

bethanyarcherpolitics

 

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China’s One Child policy is a policy that the Chinese government introduced in 1979 to try and solve the problem of overpopulation. It’s main purpose was to make sure that China could support its large population with facilities such as healthcare, education, housing, good jobs and most importantly, food. The aim was to reduce poverty and to improve overall quality of life for the people. 

More broadly speaking it was also designed to increase capital per worker and output per worker, thus increasing economic growth. Furthermore by reducing the dependency ratio, poverty would decrease and living standards would rise. 

Research, spanning two decades from 1978 to 1998 and covering 28 Chinese provinces, found that the lower the birth rate, the faster the economic growth. The annual growth rate of the real per capital income during this period was as high as 8.1 percent. At the same time, the…

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