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This paper discusses how China has confronted the issue of population growth. The writer gives a background to the economy and history of China, explaining that for four decades China engaged in population control planning. The connection is made between the population control and equilibrium in the economy. The author continues by examining economic growth rates and population growth, through demographic statistics. Finally, the paper highlights what policies the government have enacted or planned to. One example is the one child policy. In conclusion, the paper maintains that the population policies of China stem from economic reasons and that it is essential that they continue in order to sustain its future.
From the Paper:"At the time of the Republic of China's founding, the country had a population of 541.67 million in 1949 [Countries of the World, 01-01-1991]. Today, according to the World Bank report , China's population is estimated at 1,261.1 million people.
What made China the focus of the world community is the fact that the country had been struggling for decades to eradicate a multitude of social economic ills, including high illiteracy, water and sewage problems, financial market downturns, inaccessibility to funds for social development as well as no means of economic development in terms of empowerment of its people. As a result of this, the country not only faced low GDP, income and employment level but it was also facing population growth."
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