China’s One-Child Policy has been scrutinized by many people from different countries since it was established by the Chinese Communist government in the late 1970s. The outside countries see only the fact that a husband and wife are allowed to have just one child and not the crisis that the Chinese government wanted to alleviate. Since this subject tends to be presented in different written works with a biased perspective, it can be difficult for an outsider to get a true understanding of the policy. People do not see what events in China’s history may have been the reason for the establishment of the policy, what China’s government wanted to gain from the policy and how it has changed China’s population for (what seems to be) the better. The One-Child Policy prevented economic problems for the people of China because a large number of the people were persuaded to follow the policy.
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Thomas, Emma, "China’s One-Child Policy: The Party’s Rationale and the People’s Response" (2011). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 98.