Martin, Susan Abstract This thesis examines the one child policy and how it has impacted the overall family structure, for the purpose of this thesis, mainly the elderly. When the one child policy was introduced by Deng Xiaoping inthe Chinese population was at one billion. China was not prepared for the rapid population growth.
Although the fertility rate began to decline, the Chinese government observed the global debate over a possible overpopulation catastrophe suggested by organizations such as Club of Rome and Sierra Club.
It thus began to encourage one-child families inand then announced in its intention to advocate for one-child families. Inthe central government organized a meeting in Chengdu to discuss the speed and scope of one-child restrictions.
History[ edit ] The one-child policy was originally designed to be a One-Generation Policy. The one-child limit was most strictly enforced in densely populated urban areas.
In most areas, families were allowed to apply to have a second child if their first-born is a daughter. Children born in overseas countries were not counted under the policy if they do not obtain Chinese citizenship.
Chinese citizens returning from abroad were allowed to have a second child. Following the Sichuan earthquakea new exception to the regulations was announced in Sichuan province for parents who had lost children in the earthquake.
Han Chinese living in rural towns were also permitted to have two children. Both members of the couple need to pay the fine. From tomillion Chinese women were fitted with IUDs in this way and million were sterilized. Women who refused these procedures — which many resented — could lose their government employment and their children could lose access to education or health services.
The IUDs installed in this way were modified such that they could not be removed manually, but only through surgery. Infollowing the abolition of the one-child policy, the Chinese government announced that IUD removals would now be paid for by the government.
Under the new policy, families could have two children if one parent, rather than both parents, was an only child. The birth rate was 8. During the same period, 63 people died, resulting in death rate of 1. Of the births in the survey, All of these births were in compliance with the family planning policy of China.
Among the firstborn children, were female. Among the second-born children, 47 were female. Four of these births were in compliance with the family planning policy of China.
Among the children born who were neither firstborn nor second-born, two were female. They have this huge crushing demographic crisis as a result of the one-child policy. That could put immense pressure on the economy and government resources.
A reporter for CNN said, "It was not a sign that the party will suddenly start respecting personal freedoms more than it has in the past. No, this is a case of the party adjusting policy to conditions.
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The policy was enforced at the provincial level through fines that were imposed based on the income of the family and other factors. The fertility rate in China continued its fall from 2. These include a deficit of 40 million female babies, mostly as a direct consequence of illegal sex-selective abortions, and a population with an artificially large elderly demographic.
Missing women of China The sex ratio of a newborn infant between male and female births in mainland China reached It had risen from Thus, a large majority of couples appear to accept the outcome of the first pregnancy, whether it is a boy or a girl.
If the first child is a girl, and they are able to have a second child, then a couple may take extraordinary steps to assure that the second child is a boy. If a couple already has two or more boys, the sex ratio of higher parity births swings decidedly in a feminine direction.
This demographic evidence indicates that while families highly value having male offspring, a secondary norm of having a girl or having some balance in the sexes of children often comes into play. Zeng reported a study based on the census in which they found sex ratios of just 65 or 70 boys per girls for births in families that already had two or more boys.
According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciencesthere will be 24 million more men than women of marriageable age by However, in the s and early s, poor care and high mortality rates in some state institutions generated intense international pressure for reform.BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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