Why China’s One-Child Policy Failed

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After 35 years, China is loosening its one-child policy. So how has the policy impacted the nation’s population after all this time?

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China media: Two-child policy?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31450689
“Papers round on a proposal that couples should have no fewer than two children to deal with China’s ageing population problem.”

Population, Policy, and Politics: How Will History Judge China’s One-Child Policy?
http://dragonreport.com/Dragon_Report/Challenges_files/Wang_pp115-129.pdf
“One of the main puzzles of modern population and social history is why, among all countries confronting rapid population growth in the second half of the twentieth century, China chose to adopt an extreme measure of birth control known as the one-child policy.”

Forcing a woman to have an abortion at eight months: Welcome to 21st century China
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11858723/China-Forced-abortion-late-term-to-avoid-one-child-policy.html
“In a case that has sent shockwaves through the western world, a heavily pregnant women in south China has revealed she’s being pressured into a late-term abortion by local officials.”

More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1990/dec/20/more-than-100-million-women-are-missing/
“It is often said that women make up a majority of the world’s population.”

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