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  • Limits Chinese Population

    Without China's one-child policy over the past 20-30 years, the Chinese population would be so overburdened right now, a huge class of impoverished people would exist. There wouldn't be enough food or jobs for the large amounts of kids under the age of 20 in China right now if the one-child policy wasn't enforced. Yes, it may be cruel, but population controls are necessary for the good of all. God created the human mind to think logically and rationally instead of blindly having 20 kids that you can't feed.

  • The one--child policy is effective

    The one-child policy is very effective in battling the Earth's overpopulation problem. Overpopulation is a serious issue, and whether people like it or not, the most humane way of dealing with this issue is to limit the amount of people that people can create through human reproduction. The alternative includes utilizing genocide, and that would be a total disaster, obviously.

  • It has two effects for taking down population

    It certainly isn't going to make people have more children and I'm sure most people will follow the policy. This will obviously lower the population. Also, with the male population heavily outweighing females that screws up the growth of population even more, sure it may not be the great of an effect, but the policy will certain do what it was designed to.

  • In reducing population, yes

    Although in China males are preferred over females, this would certainly work in developed countries where there is not a preference over the gender of babies. Since only the wealthy can have more than one child, it prevents the masses from having a ton of children that the government would have to support. Also, in a world with a serious overpopulation problem, we would finally start to see the population (at least in countries that adopted it) return to desired levels. Of course the one child policy won't work over long periods of time, and a two child policy would make more sense to me, because essentially we are replacing ourselves if we only have two children, so the population would remain relatively stable.

  • Yes it is, but it will take time.

    While the desired results of the policy can not be seen until a few generations have passed it is affective in reducing birthrates. But over time there will eventually by many more older people than there are younger people to support them. The generation that was not affected by the one child policy will be much larger than the one that was.

  • Only if conducted correctly

    Is policy would be very effective if it is carried out properly. It didnt work in china because their society favors males, therefore decreadsing the female population and increasing forced gender based abortions. In modern developed countries it would be effective because for every two people, you only add one person. That will decrease the popluatation. It would be helpful for the world today, we are already overpopulated but we would need to be prepared to carry it out. From what we have today, some countries wont be capable of this due to the sexism and issues still going on today.

  • This restricts personal freedom and enforcement of this law is barbaric.

    In the Chinese society, families prefer males to pass on the family name because hyphenating your last name is a very taboo topic and they still hold on to patriarchal values like believing the man should provide (which boosts self-morale) and the girl lives with him. This causes several drawbacks like causing the gender demographics to be skewed due to parents putting their daughters up for adoption or even killing them.

    The one-child policy keeps the birth rate steady, but if this continues with the skewed gender ratio, finding a woman to procreate with becomes difficult. This causes men to be unable to have a child whatsoever and with less kids being born due to less women bearing them, then this can cause the population to plunge.

    This law requires women to register their menstrual cycle to the Chinese government or alarm bells would be set off that the woman may be pregnant with another child.

    Also, abortion is legal in China. However, abortion in China is used as birth control. Forced abortions are not uncommon in China. When the government finds out that you're pregnant with another child, due to having to register your menstrual cycle, then if you don't get an abortion, government officials will drag pregnant women to forcefully give them (an unsafe) abortion, leading to death of the mother.

    There's no official sex education in China. Most of the population are unaware of contraceptive use, obviously meaning that they don't know how to use it. My cousins from mainland China don't even know what condoms are, and they're in their late teens. If the government had taught their citizens to use contraceptives to prevent unneeded (only in China) pregnancies, then the one child policy would have worked.

    The Chinese government should have built more high-rise building to help with the population. Taiwan and Japan has done this and they are able to control the overpopulation. I hope the government fixes this problem soon and tries to control population density instead.

  • No it is not.

    A one child policy is not effective and it would really suck for anyone who has a kid by mistake and than can not keep them. People should be allowed to have families and have many children if that is what they want. Limiting them is harsha and seems like the bad way to solve things.

  • No It's Too Restictive

    I believe the one-child policy is far too restrictive when compared to normal human rights. I believe it has caused a lot of problems in the countries that have implemented them and I believe it has supported the death of a lot of children. I find the one-child policy to be inhumane and uneffective.

  • One-child policy causes social embalances

    No, I do not believe that the one-child policy is effective. It causes parents to pick and chose which child they want have. In order for humankind to exist there must be a balance of women and men. If parents are striving to have a male to carry on the family name, this becomes an issue. It can be seen in some Asian countries to this day.

  • No it is not effective.

    The one-child policy is not effective, as it requires the world to abort and have to murder many of their children. It does have it benefits, but at the cost of a child who has done nothing wrong yet. It tends to force people to choose what gender they want their child to be, and if it does not happen to be that gender, it forces them choose if they want their child or not instead of getting to live with them and try again.


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