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OVERPOPULATION IN CHINA Day 5
“TACKLING OVERPOPULATION” HW Answer these questions in your notes with a partner 1. What were the problems with China’s One-Child Policy? 2. What is the author’s main argument?
WHAT IS THE ONE-CHILD POLICY? China’s One Child policy is a policy that the Chinese government introduced in 1979 to try and solve the problem of overpopulation. It’s main purpose was to make sure that China could support its large population with facilities such as healthcare, education, housing, good jobs and most importantly, food. http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=H 4 OWJlya. Ht 0 The aim was to reduce poverty and to improve overall quality of life for the people.
For or Against? The country was severely overpopulated Economic, Political, or Social Issue? Starvation was a major problem for the Chinese people Parents in China Both parents are able receive the cost of to work so they will be child care and medical financially better off expenses for their one child. Babies are being abandoned, particularly baby girls as women are less superior in Chinese society There is now a big Female infanticide* gender gap with 60 has increased since million more men than the 1980 s women *Infanticide: To kill a baby Abortion rate has gone There was not enough up as women are shelter for all the pressured if pregnant population for a 2 nd time There will be nobody Children get more time Couples who break to look after the elderly with their parents the policy are often forced into sterilisation - human rights infringement
PROPAGANDA PROMOTING POLICY Describe what each poster shows What is the message of the poster? How does this poster promote the One Child Policy Which poster is most effective? Why
WHY SHOULD CHINA CHANGE THEIR POLICY? Population growth has slowed down
WHY SHOULD CHINA CHANGE THEIR POLICY? Working age is shrinking
WHY SHOULD CHINA CHANGE THEIR POLICY? Gender imbalance