Two-Children Might Be Okay In ChinaMarch 21, 2011 No Comments
China is starting to think that it might be time for a two-child policy.
Since 1979 they have had a one-child per family policy, and people need to apply for more and get approval otherwise there are consequences.
The one-child policy in China has been controversial because it impinges on people’s rights to a family. Yet it has helped to greatly reduce the population (some say by up to 400 million) and all the negative effects of such huge growth.
In theory I really like it, who wouldn’t think that reducing the population is a good idea?
But in practice it has resulted in a lot of problems and human rights violations including forced abortion, imprisonment, female infanticide, people abandoning children, and more.
The current idea is that it might be time for a two-child policy. This is because other effects of only one-child are a larger older population without any younger workers to support them, huge numbers of men who can’t find a wife (because they were aborted or killed), and the resulting economic problems.
However, introducing a two-child policy to such a large country might result in more problems. Either way, this is something that needs to be addressed and whether they change it to two-children or find a way to stop human rights abuses, addressing this issue is a good thing.
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