The Lost Daughters of China - The One-Child, Maybe-One-More Policy Summary & Analysis

Karin Evans
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The One-Child, Maybe-One-More Policy Summary

In this chapter, the author provides some history on China's population control methods that account for many of the abandoned female children. In addition to massive natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes, which annihilate many factions of the Chinese population, China also inflicts severe birth control programs.

As an offshoot of the disastrous Great Leap Forward program developed by Mao Zedong in the late 1950's, a great famine occurred because of crop failures and nearly 30 million people died over a three-year period, half of which were children. With the ghost of the famine still lurking in the early 1960's, China implemented a one-child policy in a massive attempt at population control.

The government's thinking was that fewer mouths to feed would mean a better opportunity for prosperity for families and China as a whole. Consequently, the government implemented state-controlled...

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