Blog Posts: Peter B. von Stein

Peter B. von Stein

China's Loosening One Child Policy: Motivations and Implications

Since 1979, the People’s Republic of China has enforced laws restricting the number of children had by Chinese couples in an effort to stem the social, economic, and environmental challenges created by the nation’s exploding population. Noncompliance results in hefty fines. Implementation of this “family planning” policy has seen much criticism for its perceived human rights intrusions of family development and potential to reinforce gender bias. Present laws limit many couples to having a single child, but allow a second child if couples live in rural regions and have only a daughter, are of a minority ethnicity, or have no siblings themselves. But, change is coming.

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No Comments | Posted by Peter B. von Stein on Thu. January 16, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: China, Customary International Law, Population control/management

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