One-Child Policy

One-Child Policy

  • Submitted By: feiah
  • Date Submitted: 10/04/2008 3:03 AM
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Words: 494
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The Chinese government should take action against the surging population growth in China as it is a huge problem that is required to be tackled. China is one of the world's most populous country and in 1995, it has a population of about 1.2 billion, this figure accounted for 20% of the world's population. Despite this, China has only 7% of the world's arable land. This massive population number in China will greatly strain food supplies, health and medical care, transport, housing, education and employment as there might not be enough resources for the 1.2 billion population (20% of the world's population) on the land (7% of the world's arable land).

Another reason is due to the internal migration occurring within China. In China, 80% of its population live in rural areas. As many cities and towns are developing, this could act as a 'push factor' for people to move and leave the countryside in search for a better standard of living, job opportunities, better housing, or an improved lifestyle. While it is usually true; as in China, more money is spent on the urban areas. Research has seem to confirm that many of these migrants move from their rural villages to small towns, then to larger cities, and finally to a major city. This may result in a congestion in urban areas due to the migration of rural families to cities. Thus, the Chinese government should take measures to decrease its population level.

Also, a huge population number requires a large sum of money to be supported. This sum of money, known as the Gross National Product, could have been used to develop the country by ways such as building infrastructure and investing. In 1970, statistics have shown that more than 50% of the annual increase of the Gross National Product has been used to support the large population in China. Hence, if the government reduces the population number, a bigger percentage of the gross national product will be able to be spent on developing the country economically,...

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