Week 8 Response 1 - 1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/15/12...

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1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/15/12 Week 8 Response 1 Fong’s article on “China’s One-Child Policy and the empowerment of Urban Daughters” focuses on the reasons behind the ability of singleton daughters to gain more attention and power, thereby defying gender norms. Her approach rings as rather unconventional in that it emphasizes the One-Child Policy as beneficial for urban daughters, as the dynamic of families with only one child has changed. This low fertility rate, she proposes, has allowed for urban daughters to flourish and gain greater power and opportunities that were previously unavailable. The article goes on to mention several sociological arguments that promote the impact of the One-Child Policy on urban daughters. She explains the shift that is becoming more and more apparent, where mothers of low-fertility have greater opportunities simply on the basis of resource allocation. Fong argues that mothers with many children, particularly in urban areas inherently must distribute their time, energy, and money to caring for the children, which closes
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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 8 Response 1 - 1 Cao Anthony Cao ASIAN 366 02/15/12...

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