Why was the One Child Policy implemented?

Why was the One Child Policy implemented?
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  • Welcome to Sea News, I am Beatrice Scott and this is Steve Jones. Today, we will be discussing the reasons on why the One Child Policy was first implemented upon the Chinese citizens.
  • In 1979, the One Child Policy was introduced to the citizens of China. After the baby boom in the late 1960s and the population's births rate evolving immensely with around 6 children per couple/woman, the Chinese government decided to implement this policy on the residents of its country. The policy states that the Chinese are only allowed to have one child per couple or family. 
  • This policy was used to reduce the population's births rate and improve the standards of living of the Chinese. About 400 million births were prevented due to this policy and the fertility rate became around 1.5 per couple, therefore, decreasing by 4.5 since the 1960s. With this policy being enforced on the residents, it was set to end food shortages and starvation within the country after the Great Chinese Famine occurred for 2 years killing 45 million people.
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  • Another reason the policy was implemented was to reduce poverty and by having only one child, which received the expenses of healthcare and education allowed parents to save more money, as well as permitted them to focus more on their work career, including women. Therefore, the family would end up being more financially affluent.
  • In addition to, children receiving more time to spend with their parents, they would also gain more support from them to become a successful individual in the future. Although there are so many benefits obtained from this policy, everything comes with a price. Some people did not agree with the policy and claimed that it would cause more damage to the country than help it.
  • Let us know your thoughts on the situation at www.seanews.com and thank you for watching. This is Sea News brought to you by Beatrice Scott and Steven Jones.
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