One-child policy to blame for China’s skewed sex ratio
When was the one child policy implemented in China?
By the late 1970s, China’s population was rapidly approaching the one billion mark and this worried policy makers who feared that the pressure of population on resources may impede the country’s growth.
As a result, family planning was deemed a crucial part of the country’s overall economic and social policies. The first voluntary family planning campaign started during the same period. Launched under the slogan ‘Late, long and few’, the campaign advocated delaying of marriage, having fewer children and increasing the gap between two children.
The programme had limited success and was soon replaced by the one child policy. In 1978, a family planning policy was started which encouraged couples not to have more than two children, one child being more preferable.
According to the Chinese government’s official statement, the policy prevented an estimated 400 million births since its inception in 1980.
It is said that the population control policy, along with economic reforms helped China become the world’s second largest economy. There were, however, many unwanted outcomes too. Many experts blame China’s skewed sex ratio on enforcement of the policy.
China has implemented one child policy, when most families in India were having 3 or 4 kids !!!
Even so sex ration in India is quit alarming. So think if such policy were implemented what would be the ration.
It did not do any good to them
Really?? Study once more about China then, you will get to know what good the policy did. though there was bad result as well
good and bad
There are always two sides to every story. Read this report & find that out by yourself.
India needs to adopt the same policy,but abortion should be highly punished
India should follow at once and with more force. No alternative left now for politics.
Rajendar Kumar Sharma, Brigadier
To obviate the preference to the male child , the government has to bring in social security system so that the parents have not to worry about old age
Now in India mostly new generation families have 1 or 2 child policy.
both good and bad will be there ….