原文标题：‘China’s one-child policy breeding pessimistic adults’
BEIJING: The 'Little Emperors' , children growing up under China's one-child policy , are less trusting and more risk averse, a study published in the journal Science has concluded. In the study, a team of Australian researchers compared people who were born just before the policy was introduced with those born after.
"We document that China's onechild policy, one of the most radical approaches to limiting population growth, has produced significantly less trusting, less trustworthy, more riskaverse , less competitive, more pessimistic, and less conscientious individuals," the study by researchers including Lisa Cameron and L Gangadharan said. Carried out in urban areas, the study used economic games and surveys to assess the participants' behavioural and personality traits.
"Our data shows that people born under the one-child policy were less likely to be in more risky occupations like self-employment . Thus there may be implications for China in terms of a decline in entrepreneurial ability," Cameron of Australia's Monash University said. "Trust is really important , not just social interactions but in terms of negotiations in business, working with colleagues in business, negotiating between firms," she said The government has now begun to relax the policy allowing second child birth to certain families. Chinese scholars and government officials have of late been expressing concern over the fact that single children tend to be over-protected and spoilt for choices. China Daily recently called them a "spoilt generation".
1 child will have to take care about 4 grandparents and also parents...I wonder, how one person can manage this.
one child homes so many are there around the world not only in china...may be it is called sinophobia
Good move by chinese within to 15 - 20 years population will be controlled. Maybe india population will be tripled and we will be forced to occupy neighbouring countries
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Imagine you cannot have a brother or sister, just cannot, what is the sense of family then?
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Would the Chinese be better off being born during the era of Mao and his constant talk of revolution and Marxist theory? Or now with the free market approach and yes the one-child policy introduced in the 80s. I say the Chinese people are happier now than they ever have after the 80's reforms.
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colranbir lamba (PTA)
CARRY ON ...ONE CHILD
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CHINA SHOULD CONVERT ITS 150 CRORE POPULATION TO ISLAM TO NEGATE THE EFFECTS OF ONE CHILD POLICY. CHINESE STATE IS SO OPPRESSIVE. Peace
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Against Ignorance (global)
China has developed from a backward rural peasant country into the world's second largest economy and will soon be the world's largest economy. That proves the total success of the one child policy. Hindu and Vatican propaganda cannot change this fact.
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China will pay for the infanticide she committed!
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GR (Singapore) replies to mailkevin247
Infanticide? "UN ranks India the deadliest country for female children genocide. An Indian girl between 1 - 5 years is 75% more likely to die than a boy. About 12 million girls are born in India every year. However, 1 million of these girls die by the age of 1". Also, "foetal sex determination is banned in India, but it is a huge business in the country". Will India pay for the world's worst infanticide she committed?
In thailand my country, we can give birth as much as we want, Thai hookers gives births to caucausoid, mongoloids and africans, because their dads are sex tourists.
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I don't know if the conclusion is substantiable, that the decline in trust levels and risk taking capacity was the result of being the only child. Since their comparison was made with an older generation, which grew up with siblings, the declines observed could also be attributed to changes in the socio-economic and other environmental factors between the two time periods than just that of lacking siblings. News articles like these should be more informative about the scope and analyses of the studies to help us arrive at a better understanding of such phenomena.
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madhurima (delhi) replies to Aurav
i find this article quite baseless.. i have seen hundreds of single child and they are perfectly in tune with the world around.. in here it sounds as if being a single child is like a disease. . .
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H C Kathpalia (Mysore-India)
CHINA HAS FOLLOWED A POLICY ABOUT CONTROLLING POPULATION IN THAT COUNTRY. IF ONE CHILD POLICY IS HURTING COULD GO FOR TWO CHILD POLICY. BUT HERE IN INDIA ALL, GOVT SHIVERS AT THE VERY IDEA OF CONTROLLING POPULATION. ALMOST ALL OUR MISFORTUNES ARE RELATED TO THE UNCONTROLLED POPULATION. SOME OF US HAS OPPOSE LINKING THIS MATTER TO THEIR RELIGION. COME ON INDIA, GO FOR TWO-CHILD POLICY AND BRING THE SYSTEM OF THIS COUNTRY TO CONTROL. ALL CRIMES THAT HAPPEN IS DUE TO UNCHECKED GROWTH OF POPULATION. CHECK NOW THROUGH AN ORDINANCE. LET THE POLITICAL JACKALS GO ON HOWLING. LET US LINK TO NEIGHBORLY CHINA IN THIS REGARD.
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