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China Weekly 8 DiscussionThe One-Child Policy played a critical role in defining the aspect of gender equality in China.The policy's premise was to establish a more developed society by minimizing thereproduction performance of the community through a socialistic approach. Xiaoling Shu andYifei Zhu's article "Uneven transitions: Period- and cohort-related changes in gender attitudesin China, 1995–2007" indicate that the policy was responsible for the massive labormovement among women as they were significantly relieved from the burdening tasks ofparenting many children (1100). Both men and women became equally essential assets in thelabor market. This phenomenon came when China was practicing a heavily gender skewedpatriarchal structure centered on men in both private and public realms.Men had dominatedthe public labor market prior to One-Child Policy. A focus on economic development, whichled to the collective agricultural activities in rural China and the intensive industrial activities

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Term
Spring
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Liu,X
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One child policy

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