Week 7 Response 2 - 1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/13/12...

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1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/13/12 Week 7 Response 2 Hesketh’s report, titled The Effect of China’s One-Child Family Policy after 25 Years, details the beginnings of its implementation, the impact that has been felt as a result of it, and finally the current views and opinions on the continuation of the policy. First, Hesketh explains that the One-Child Policy had roots in economic stagnation – China sought to curb the economic slowdown by limiting the reproduction of the large baby boomer population. The policy also mandates certain sanctions against those who do not follow the policy, leading to wide use of contraceptives. The implementation of the policy has certainly caused heavy declines in fertility rates, including those of countries bordering China. With these births has also come a sex- selective abortion, which likely would still occur regardless of the policy. Males are valued more than females, thus females tend to be aborted more frequently. Overall, the policy, after having
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course ASIAN 366 taught by Professor Brown during the Winter '12 term at University of Michigan.

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Week 7 Response 2 - 1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/13/12...

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