China's One Child Policy Argumentative Essay by Branz

China's One Child Policy
An analysis of the pros and cons of China's one child policy.
# 102970 | 1,664 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 08, 2008 in History (Asian) , Sociology (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper discusses how, although China's one child policy imposed strict family planning rules on the Chinese people and destroyed their right to privacy, for the government had a hand in every bedroom in China, it did, however, do what it sought out to do: reduce the overpopulation. In particular, the paper looks at both sides of the argument as to whether the policy cause more problems than it solves. The paper concludes that, overall, China's one child policy has been a success and caused much more good than bad.

Does China's One Child Policy Cause More Problems Than it Solves?

From the Paper:

"When the One Child Policy was put into place in 1979 it had one goal in mind: to control the population growth of China, which held one-fifth of the world's population. The government of China set out to control their growth and the rest of the world should have been taking notes. Many do not care to realize, but it has been speculated that the earth can only sustain 10 billion people, a number that it projected to be met by 2050. That number could be reached before this student even makes it to Social Security. Obviously something needs to be done to control the population on earth, and we should all look at China as an example. It is estimated that the One Child Policy has prevented about 300 million people in its first twenty years alone. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Denton, Paul. "US Slams China's One-Child Policy." Taipei Times 16 Dec. 2004. 1 Dec. 2006 <>.
  • "Family Planning in China." Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Aug 1995. <>
  • Head-Jones, Austin. "The Economics of Chinese Birth Planning." About: Economics. 2004. The New York Times. 30 Nov. 2006 <>.
  • Mosher, Steven W. "Are the Chinese Ready for Liberty & Self Government? The American Enterprise. Aug. 1998. Wilson Select Plus.
  • Richards, Lucinda. "Controlling China's Baby Boom." Contemporary Review. Jan. 1996. Wilson Select Plus.

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