How can governments control population growth?
1. What can be done (consider both when birth rates are increasing and declining)?
2. When should governments intervene to change the birth rate?
- Make a list of the effects of the policy. Use the resources below to help. Divide your list into short term and long term effects.
- Make a judgement abut the One child Policy: do you agree with this method to control population growth? Give reasons for your judgement.
- Shanghai tweaks one child policy – NY Times
- Has China’s one child policy worked? (BBC News 2007)
- Views from mums around the world (BBC)
- 30 years of the one child policy (Daily Telegraph)
- China facing population policy dilemma (BBC video link)
- Is population control a tool of the rich? (from BBC News)
- Being a single child in China (requires UK based VPN)
- The social consequences of the one child policy (Radio programme from BBC Woman’s Hour Jan 2010)
- Consequences of the policy – care for the elderly (ShanghaiDaily.com April 2012)
- What is the elderly lose their one child? (China Daily Aug 2013)
- A brief history of China’s one child policy – Time Magazine 2009
- Should China introduce a ‘two child policy?’ (Daily Telegraph Oct. 2012)
This article from a Brtitish newspaper “The Guardian” is about the violation of womens’ human rights:http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/06/chinas-barbaric-one-child-policy
4. China One Child Policy Assessment
Ling, L. (Host). (2004). China’s lost girls. [Video]. (Available from National Geographic, PO Box 6916, Hanover, PA 17331)
Please watch and take notes from these two videos.