China One Child Policy Case Study

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In 1979, China, faced with an overwhelming population growth, implemented a policy limiting family to only having one child. This policy started out by being a voluntary program and within 2 years became a government mandated policy. This policy was intended to be applied evenly throughout all of china, however exceptions were quickly made. A few of the exceptions were people within certain ethnic minority groups and parents that had children that were born with handicaps were allowed to have more than one child. It was also a lot easier to enforce in urban areas than in rural areas. There were different methods of enforcement, both positives and negatives. Positives included widely available contraceptives, financial incentives and special
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