The One Child Policy Restricted Citizens Of China

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The one-child policy restricted citizens of China to one child per family. This family-planning policy was created in 1980 to help a growing population. The effects of this policy included millions of forced abortions and sterilizations (Wong 2). In 2013, the policy was relaxed because the drop in population created an age gap in China. Also the ratio of males to females became unequal. There were up to 116.9 boys for every 100 girls in China (Luo 2). The old continuity was a one-child policy put into place for over thirty years. Change occurred when the policy was relaxed in 2013 to allow more families the opportunity to have more than one child. The new continuity is a small, but helpful increase in population, as more families register to have a second child. On October 29, 2015, the one child policy was officially removed and now the citizens of China are able to have two children. This new change will likely help push China into a new continuity, one with more workers able to boost the economy. While forcefully instilling the one-child policy to families in China, the population aged and created high gender imbalance to curb these rising problems, China officially removed its one-child policy and it has helped citizens, but not the population as a whole.
China introduced the one-child policy in 1979 to help keep the population from exploding. Starting in the 1950s, women were pushed to "provide more soldiers for the nation," (Luo 1). Women were "mass-producing" young…

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