CHINA’S ONE CHILD POLICY. By Rachael Dean. WHAT IS IT?.
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By Rachael Dean
From birth up to 18, a single child can cost you on average up to £90,000! And that’s just one child, think what two or three will do to you’re bank balance!
CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD???
Think of the whining, sick, dirty nappies, mess, visits to the doctor, lifestyle changes, childcare and precautions you will have to compensate for!
CAN YOU REALLY COPE?
Think of all the sacrifices you will have to make if you decide to become a parent too soon. No more late night drinking binges, no more social life, no more self-indulgences, no more luxurious holidays, no more undisturbed nights.
WHEN IS THERE TIME FOR YOU?
Think of a whole future looking out for someone else, thinking why did it work out this way, it wasn’t supposed to be this way, if only I could go back and change things.
ARE YOU REALLY READY?
The benefits of having only one child are:
Although the one child policy seems like an extremely harsh and controversial method of controlling the population, it isn’t as harsh as it may seem at first.
The one child policy hasn’t actually been made law yet and it depends on which area of the country you live in as to how much it affects you. In some areas which have a low population anyway, the policy is very lenient, whereas in Sichuan, the policy is strictly adhered to in both rural and urban areas because it is overpopulated. As nearly 50% of China’s population live in the countryside, many are permitted to have two children because for the majority of places, the policy only applies to urban areas.
Over the 30 years of family planning that China’s government has enforced, the population growth has been reduced by 300 million, showing that the rules must be benefiting the country. There are also other circumstances where a couple may be entitled to have another child if they wish. For example, if a husband and wife are both from a one child family, they are permitted to raise two children. Couples are also entitled of their first child is born handicapped or dies.
As you can imagine, enforcing a policy as strict as this is an extremely taxing challenge. However the Chinese government has implemented ways in ensuring hat it’s population stick to the rules they have been given. These rules include:
Children are becoming far too spoilt! Parents are treating their only children like royalty, and obese, demanding boys are being seen far too often now and they will have big problems when they reach their teens. I thought this policy was meant to improve living conditions!
GOVERNMENT’S OUT OF ORDER
The One Child Policy is having negative effects on China’s population too. There will soon be, and already is a sign of an ageing population which will mean the government will have to put more money onto healthcare and pensions with fewer youngsters around to carry out the work. By the year 2025, the percentage of over 65s in China could reach 30% and instead of the traditional method of children caring for their elders, China’s elderly will have to be put into social retirement care as there won’t be enough youngsters to support them.
FORGET BABY BOOM…WHAT ABOUT THIS BACHALOR BOOM
This ridiculous attempt of a policy is seriously affecting China’s sex ratio. Since the 1980s, our ratio has become completely disfigured and the male to female ratio is now 116:100. So much for killing of baby girls and an increase in abortion rates. China could have completely devastated it’s future as there will soon be a shortage in the number of young fertile women and then there will be even fewer births. China is forcing young men to remain single, there to be an increase in prostitution and the status of women may well go down in an already overpowering male society. What a disaster!
Overall, China’s One Child policy has ultimately done what it set out to do. However, it cannot be hailed a success as there have also been some serious consequences including a rise in prostitution, a lack of fertile women within the middle age group, a rise in the number of unregistered children and a host of other problems. China was getting to a point where it was going to become drastically overpopulated and the government was right to try and implement a system which would reduce numbers. However, it went too far in trying to implement this rule and there are many people who think that the whole system has been a fiasco. There is a vast shortage in females compared to males and this has made China and even more male dominated country than it already was. China may have began to control it’s population, but has it really solved the problem of bring the country up to date and created a better standard of living for its people?