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Post time 2008-7-8 09:22:47 |Display all floors
Single-child population tops 100 million in China
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2008-07-07 20:50

SHANGHAI  -- The number of only children in China has surpassed 100 million since the introduction of the one-child policy in the late 1970s, according to a population forum here on Sunday.

The single children group accounted for about 8 percent of China's 1.3-billion population, according to the forum hosted by Shanghai Population Welfare Charity Fund ahead of the July 11 World Population Day.

Families have become smaller and smaller since 1982 when households averaged about 4.4 members. In 2005, the figure was reduced to about 3.1.

The "core family," which consisted of a couple and one child, had become the common family pattern in Chinese urban areas, the forum said.

The one-child policy has prevented an estimated 400 million births.
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Post time 2008-7-8 13:53:06 |Display all floors
family planning policy undoubtedly have great difference in contemporary China, but, of course, arose many social and psychological problems simultaneously. Only-chid policy could just work effectively during the critical and special times, and now it's out of date to some extent. At least, it would loose the quota to 2, and the number of children could be determined by the couple.
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Post time 2008-7-8 14:55:16 |Display all floors

Reply #2 yuan_zcen's post

I think that these days, in China, more realistic forces are helping parents make the decision about how many children to have, not the law. The basic family is still one child, yes but many have 2. Things like economics,how much can they afford to spend; time, how much do they have spare; parents, what are their needs; leisure, what do they want out of life. All of these things are helping influence parents more now I think, or at least, so it appears from my chats with friends here.

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Post time 2008-7-10 07:40:10 |Display all floors
I think a two-child limit is much more appropriate. That's a replacement rate and allows for at least one child to be female eliminating the gender gap. However, long-term the policy of allowing two children to an only child couple will make that the rule.

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Post time 2008-7-10 10:27:27 |Display all floors
One fact is,however,that some rich couples have raised more than one kid.They just pay a bit of more money to the society for giving birth to more kids.

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Post time 2008-7-10 12:27:12 |Display all floors

Reply #5 hardluck2008's post

ageing society and need to import "exoskeleton" kits from Japan and Europe could be China's future if population strategies is poorly managed...


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Post time 2008-8-1 14:02:01 |Display all floors

Reply #6 greendragon's post

I'm afraid I am not going to worry about lack of labour in my life.

Acctually China is far behind Europe and Japan in terms of aging society.

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