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Impact of China’s One-Child Policy on Society


Identify and Classify the Effects China’s One-Child Policy has had on Society

China is one of the biggest countries in the world comprised of large economics a huge demographic, rich culture, and many famous travel places like the Great Wall. Formerly China has developed in various sectors to become a developed country until now, before that China’s government has utilized many policies to enhance economic and social dominance. Additionally, some policies aren’t included only positive impact but also consist of some negative impact and effects on life being and satisfaction. Especially the implementation of the one-child policy in China that affects positive and negative during utilizing and after the end of the policy. In this case, the effects of the one-child policy could be 3 classifications: social, economics, and education.

The social impact is the main sector that covered many individual effects. The human rights are one of significant for being after the law has enforced many families aspired to have a son than daughter “male children were prized” (Gordon, 2015). If the first child is a daughter the family might lose the opportunity to have son’s support in their future life, incidentally, some Chinese women are forced to take abortion, more sterilization that affects their health and sorrowful sensibility. Although that policy has played a role to plunge the fertility rate “from three children per hold house in 1972 to 1.2 in 1982” (Kyu, 2013), but the disproportional gender between men and women even now be an issue in China’s citizen, according to Gordon, “In 2014, China now has 33m more men than women” (2015). Furthermore, as a result of the implementation of policy, there are a large number of children in China were refused birth records to citizen statistic systems, due to the law it’s difficult to enforce in many widely compass with a huge population. Despite the negative effect, there is some benefit in particular for women, if the family has the only daughter she can continue or inherited all the property and wealth through her ancestry (Liu, 2015).

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