7_Childhood in urban china

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Childhood in Urban China: Only Hope
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One-Child Policy and Modernization h Fong argues that the one-child policy and the cultural model of modernization has created extreme motivation and pressure on China’s youth. How do the one-child policy and economic reform exacerbate the effect of the other? o In many developed countries economic development came first, then followed by decline in fertility. Does it mean that China’s one-child policy has promoted the economic development? 2
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Consumption and Modernization h The parents are trying their best to provide their children with material goods, sometime even beyond their capacity. Why such “high” life styles are important for the children, the parents? What aspects of the process of economic reform, or modernization, in China create such demand or need? Asking in another way, why “consumption” is associated with “modernization”? How would “spoiling” the children materially affect children’s later success?
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2008 for the course ASIA/SSP 198 taught by Professor Zhang during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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