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Should people all over the world follow a one or two child per couple policy?

  1. ValL profile image60
    ValLposted 6 years ago

    Should people all over the world follow a one or two child per couple policy?

  2. Ben Zoltak profile image84
    Ben Zoltakposted 6 years ago

    Interesting question, I would say 2.5 is better. In that, for one, accidents happen. For two, some of us have had our first child's mother pass away and so we've remarried. My new wife and I have had one child and would like another, thus, 2.5

    What do you think? Thought provoking question VaIL

  3. stars439 profile image74
    stars439posted 6 years ago

    Very good question. That probably would be a good idea, but it would be my guess that some cultures would never go for it because of their tribal beliefs.

    It is a shame that so many children in our world will wish for food, clothing, and housing, and decent living condions, and also education, but it seems that certain leaders in foreign lands can not seem to find ways to end such matters.

    We see children on television with bloated stomachs , filled with worms, or malnutrition. Bad leaderships, inefficient role models, and a lack of education, and a lack of medical resources because of poverty or weapons against quality of life. No child should ever starve to death, and no human being should starve either.

    Women everywhere should have access to whatever they need to help them in family planning. Unfortunately our world is still very immature in many serious ways.

    God Bless You Precious Heart for caring about human life.

  4. cobrien profile image77
    cobrienposted 6 years ago

    I don't think our government should have the right to make such personal decisions for us. And what about unplanned pregnancies? Would abortions be forced?

  5. Steve Orion profile image78
    Steve Orionposted 6 years ago

    Good policy to follow, but unrealistic especially in developing nations. Also, the people who shouldn't have kids are sometimes the one who have the most. Imagine if a couple who would raise five or six extremely valuable people who became pioneers in whatever field they choose. What if the couple only had one or two, while impoverished families grow and grow? Seems cynical, but makes sense.

  6. stuff4you profile image65
    stuff4youposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, unless they can prove they will pay more taxes if they choose to have more kids.

    it sounds intrusive and it kind of is but looking at the bigger picture this world will only continue to fill up more if they don't.

    I hate to say it but abortion should probably be encouraged more in lower income societies , since protected sex is a concept that some people don't care about or know about.

  7. freecampingaussie profile image65
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    No  .I have 3 beautiful daugters & I love the fact that they have 2 sisters for company !
    If everyone had only 1 child the world would be full of selfish spoilt people as they havent grown up with having to share their toys or parents with everyone , Not sure about this 2. 5 children- how do you have half a child ?

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      All only children aren't spoilt.That's a very stupid stereotype.  Read some books on only children by Susan Newman, Ph.D.  Betty White, Condoleeza Rice, Chelsea Clinton, & Charlize Theron are illustruous,  successful only children Total BS, freec

  8. CyclingFitness profile image95
    CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago

    It depends on why you wish to ask the question

    Is it right to dictate how many children a family can bear- of course not in terms of human rights

    You could ask the question whether couples should be 'means tested' prior to having children to ensure they can actually pay for their upkeep which would place decreased stress on state benefits systems however if that was the case some allowances would be required in some areas

    If you were to implement such a system in many developing nations it would be almost impossible. Many have religious or cultural beliefs which limit the use of effective birth control

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    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    O my goodness no!  How many children a couple wants to have is their business.  The Bible says that children are heritage of the Lord, and the "fruit of the womb is His reward".  God allows women to get pregnant.  Its doesnt just happen, and they are not accidents. There should be no rule on the number of children a couple can have.  Its their choice, and God provides.  However, if you know you cannot provide for this child, think before you do.  There are too many starving and unwanted children already, so be wise:)

  10. Jonesy0311 profile image58
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    Obviously, it would be an excellent idea. In the alte 1930s the global populationw as around 2 Billion. We are now at 7 Billion. Humans have no idea how to live cohesively with this planet. At the same time, I would never support giving that kind of authority to any government; telling people how many children to have. So yes, it is a great idea, but I would not trust anyone to implemenet or enforce such a policy.

  11. TheMagician profile image92
    TheMagicianposted 6 years ago

    This would def. be ideal and best for everyone in terms of overpopulation (we're up by more than 3 Billion from the 70s and recently passed the 7 billion mark!), but most people wont go for it. I think though, that there should be a LOT more propoganda on adopting though. Imagine, if people would stop having so many kids and would adopt instead, that would really help a lot -- both the world, themselves, and a child.

    Having a kid of your own blood is selfish (not saying it in a bad way, it just is) but adopting is self-less and can really help everyone!

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Intelligent answer I might add.

  12. jacqui2011 profile image83
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    This is weird, but my partner and I were just talking about this the other night. With the population now at 7 billion, I think it would be a great idea. The problem would be in implementing it because of beliefs, religion and cultural backgrounds. It would certainly help with the over populating. My concern would be that if there was an unplanned pregnancy, would the government enforce/endorse abortions? Good question though.

  13. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago


    I believe that those who elect to have children should be prepared for them financially, emotionally, and psychologically.   I believe that couples should practice the F.E.P. principle when they have children.   Before children have children, they should have a stable job which could afford them a comfortable standard of living or better before they have children as no child should be brought up in poverty, struggle, and/or want.   Being poor and/or impoverished affects children in myriad ways-physically, emotionally,intellectuallly/academically, and psychologically.   

    Also a couple has been in their 30s at least before they have children. The 20s should be a period of exploration and experimenting, finding out about relationships, attaining educational, and/or career goals.  By the time, couples reach their 30s, career and/or educational goals are somewhat solidified in addition to be getting their wild oats years out of their system, so they are settled with their jobs, goals, and life.They have the experience and acquired patience to be good parents. Mid-30s, good time to start family.

    Couples should have from 1-4 children.  With that number of children, each child can receive adequate parental attention.  Small(1-2 children per household) and medium sized (3-4 children per household) afford parents with an adequate span of control over their children.  Adequate span of control means that parents can raise their children effectively w/o forcing the older children to parent their younger siblings. 

    In large families(6 or more children per household), there is impoverishment and/or struggle as parents cannot afford to support children adequately-barely so. Children have no parental attention-they raise themselves and/or each other.  Oldest children parent the younger siblings, NOT the parent.   If parents have children, it should be anywhere from 1-4 childlren, that way children will receive good parental care.

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    Sooner28posted 4 years ago

    Only if they care about the future of the planet and other human beings.