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Overpopulation in China

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Alli Juraschka

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The History In 1950, China had a population of 550 million people that was steadily growing. Other Causes These developments led to a population explosion and the eventual recovery of the agricultural system. As well as, greater access to health care as well as safer jobs, meaning longer lives, as people moved into cities (Kinder, 2012). The other factors that contributed typical factors of overpopulation such as: Consequences A Growing Problem Overpopulation in China Solutions
China is in need of a solution for their growing population. Ways that China can help curb population growth include re-evaluating their economy, educating more women and easier access to contraceptions.

"An effective method of controlling birth rates is making provisions in taxation that favor families with none or a limited number of children."(Kulkarni, 2012) Solutions One-Child Policy
The decision to have fewer children - having a child will double your “footprint”

Access to birth control & contraception
Education for women
“some 200 million women who would like to use contraceptives lack access to them”

Better economic system
Could lead to a better educated population
Because the government no longer pays its population to have babies, there is no more motivation to bare as many children Overpopulation is defined in the human context as the state where the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of the Earth.
(Kulkarni, 2012) Work Cited Kulkarni, Arjun. "Solutions to Overpopulation." Buzzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2012. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/overpopulation-solutions-to-overpopulation.html>. Overpopulation in CHINA What China looks like today... Over populated regions have been having less, land & resources. & the air in China has become more polluted which results in living conditions being very poor. Which is predicted to become worse with time.
In the future they will face the problem of not having enough job opportunities for all their citizens. Cook, Jamie. "Population Control and Consequences in China." Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Laboratory. N.p., 5 Dec. 2000. Web. 28 Oct. 2012. <http://maps.unomaha.edu/peterson/funda/sidebar/chinapop.html> Mother Heroine World War II had just ended, and in an effort to revive the economy and replace soldiers lost in the war, China began giving out the honorary title of "Mother Heroine" to women who had 10 or more children (Su, 2012). The Great Leap Forward The Great Leap Forward was a policy put in place in 1958 that organized agricultural land into huge collective farms. It was not well planned and ultimately failed, leading to more people moving into urban areas in search of work (Wallace, Clark, 90-91). - Limited availability of birth control
- Encouragement to have as many children as possible
- Government benefits for numerous children
- No sex education programs in place " View From the Hill - Rocky Hill School - Confronting Overpopulation in China." my.hsj.org - My High School Journalism - The World's Largest Host of Teen Generated News > Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. <http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabi "98.07.02: The Population Explosion: Causes and Consequences." Yale University. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. <http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/un "What do 7 billion people look like? - PhotoBlog." PhotoBlog. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. <http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/10/24/8401161-what-do-7-billion-people-look-like>. Clark, Bruce, and John K. Wallace. Global connections: Canadian and world issues. Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print. If no solution is met, China's population will continue to grow to dangerous rates. History of One Child Policy * In 1979, the one-child policy was introduced as a temporary measure to curb population growth

* All pregnancies had to be authorized by a women's workplace

* All women who became pregnant without authorization could face a large fine or forced into an abortion * In early 2008, there were indications that the one-child policy may be revised
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