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One-child Policy


We know China has a one-child policy

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: China, forced abortion, gendercide, human trafficking, one-child policy, Reggie Littlejohn, Women's Rights Without Frontiers


Will China be first to learn its ABC?

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: abortion-breast cancer link, China, one-child policy
Recent breast cancer studies from China point to abortion as a cause, but the West remains in denial.


China’s one-child policy to be relaxed

Marcus Roberts | 18 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, China, one-child policy, sex ratio


Chinese required to provide emotional support for elderly parents

Tamara Rajakariar | 09 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, China, one-child policy
Yes, even more evidence that the one-child policy is an epic fail.


Zero-sum parenting

Mary Rice Hasson | 13 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: big families, book reviews, New York Times, one-child policy
Journalist Lauren Sandler, an only child and the mother of one, has written a popular book celebrating the joys of time for yourself. Is that the way to happiness?


Never alone

Tamara Rajakariar | 13 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: big families, New York Times, one-child policy
What's it like to grow up in a family of nine kids? Great!


A shortage of women workers in China pushes up wages

Michael Cook | 20 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, labor shortages, one-child policy
Believe it or not, China is facing labour shortages. There is a shortage of women (I wonder why) and wages are rising. The Economist reports in this video.


Chinese Author Ma Jian and the One-Child Policy

Marcus Roberts | 17 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, Ma Jian, one-child policy
More first hand testimony from inside China about the one-child policy's effects.


Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?

Michael Cook | 12 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: China, demography, one-child policy
Research confirms all the cliches about "little emperors", the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.


Changes to One-Child Policy Too Late?

Marcus Roberts | 20 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, fertility rate, one-child policy
It seems as if moves to change China's one-child policy will be too late to arrest demogrpahic decline.


Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring

Marcus Roberts | 19 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: abortion, China, one-child policy
China and the one-child policy. What did Stalin say about tragedies and statistics?


Happy New Year!

Marcus Roberts | 16 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, Diabetes, one-child policy
Happy New Year! And a story about diabetes, China and the womb.


China’s ‘little emperors’ less entrepreneurial

Shannon Roberts | 13 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, one-child policy, psychology
A recently released Australian study has shown some interesting psychological effects of China’s one child policy introduced in 1979; effects which could have economic consequences for China. The study "Little Emperors: Behavioral Impacts of China's One-Child Policy", was published in the journal “Science” and involved 421 Beijing residents born between 1975 and 1983.


Visit your parents. That’s an order!

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, China, one-child policy
A generation or two of China’s only children are being reminded of their obligations to elderly parents by a law change that comes into effect later this year.


Nobel Prize and One Child Policy

Marcus Roberts | 16 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: China, Mo Yan, one-child policy
The latest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is no fan of the one child policy in China.


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