China_s One-Child Policy

China_s One-Child Policy - -child policy(started in 1979...

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Economic and Policy Issues China’s One -Child Policy
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MB(Boy) MB(Girl) MC(No Policy) MC(One-Child Policy) Kids
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When MC = 0, the family would have 14 kids, because it wants to have 7sons and 4 daughters and in the process they will have 7daughters. This explains a few phenomena: Overpopulation (in rural areas?) Teaching them about birth control techniques will be ineffective (well, they probably know about birth control, otherwise they would have more than 14 kids!) The level of education has nothing to do with overpopulation it’s the economics stupid! (to rephrase Bill Clinton.) Lack of entertainment (TV, radio, etc.) has nothing to do with overpopulation. When MC > 0, abortion, abandonment, or infanticide of daughters may occur.
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Unformatted text preview: -child policy (started in 1979) and imposes severe penalties on the second kid, raising its MC. Citizens living in rural areas and minorities living in China are not subject to the law. o Financial penalty (about $30,000 to $40,000 forcibly collected) o Forced sterilization o Forced abortion (estimate 11 million annually). • Since MB(Boy) > MB(Girl), problems have occurred for female infants. • Abortion • Neglect • Abandonment • Infanticide • Some statistics: – About 400 million births have been averted since 1979. But two unintended consequences: – Resulted in the disparate ratio of 119 males for every 100 females in 2009 among young people. – Reduced population growth will result in aging population....
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