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  1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years ago

    China ended the one-child policy in 2015, because it seems to result in a mass decrease of females

    in the population (33 Million more men than women in 2015, according to Radio Free Asia); unregistered children born without a birth certificate above the one-child limit do not exist legally and cannot receive any legal employment, healthcare, education, or legal protection in China. Could this happen in other large nations, like India (which enforces 4 Million female sterilizations per year), Indonesia (where men have a birth control pill), or the United States?    [image: By Carptrash (talk). Own work. CC BY-SA 3.0,

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years ago

    It won't be in the cards regarding North America any time soon. We've got oceans which act as a nice barrier against over-much immigration, you know.

    It's all an ugly business; but we've got to address it. The rampant population growth affects everyone. But on the other hand, nature always moderates overpopulation of a species one way or another. It would be better were humanity to address the problem itself.

    I don't have any children. So it is a foreign concept to me that one should see how many they can produce. There sure have been a few of my contemporaries locally who've fathered or birthed a lot of children they don't seem to care for.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's right about nature intervening; and I also have no children, so it's all a bit foreign to me as well..

    2. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is always that elephant in the room we try to ignore. Catholic dogma. Fornication that is not calculated to produce children is a sin.  You can phrase it differently but that is the gist.

    3. gregas profile image83
      gregasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I published a hub that sort of refers to this situation. I have always said that even eons ago, if there hadn't been wars, plagues and deaths in such large numbers, can you imagine what this world would be like today?

    4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It might be a decade before we know for sure how badly messed up the Pacific ocean is, and how what has gone on in Japan affects us all. I'm not saying 'yay radiation!' or anything; but just that it could be a bigger deal than we know. That's a thing

    5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      And Japan's population is decreasing overall, because its women beginning in the late 1980s began to put off marriage until after their 30s, if at all.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    China's lack of women, seen also in India, is due to a severe cultural bias against women. In China, if you're allowed one child, they overwhelmingly make sure it is a boy by aborting the girls. If allowed two children, the first has a 50-50 chance of being a girl but the second child is a boy 75%+ of the time because they abort most of the girls.
    Indian girls are aborted because of the dowry system. You have to pay someone to marry your daughter. Families may choose to keep one girl but kill/abort the rest, and even without sex selection abortion, don't bother getting the baby girls the medical care they would when sick as they would for a son.

    I do not see a one child policy or two child policy being passed in any nations that don't already have it. The reasons why include:
    * when people move to the city, birth rates drop to replacement level, and the world has hit 50% urbanization and the rate is going up; crowding is contrary to large families
    * the average family size is already 2.5 children and dropping as people gain more control over fertility - the population growth we are seeing now is mostly due to the "Great Fillup" per Hans Rosling, as a generation of 2 billion children slowly replaces smaller generations until we hit 5 generations of 2 billion each for 10 billion people
    * to maximize outcomes for their children, more people are choosing to have fewer children, and given the high cost of raising children in the developed world, they have fewer children to try to guarantee good outcomes - end result, we have declining populations in the West if we stop immigration

  4. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    I too have no children for personal as well as medical reasons.  Coming from a ghetto background strongly discouraged me from going the parental route.  I wonder how many people in ugly, dangerous, poverty -stricken environments have kids simply because they don't know better.  If so, then education can do much to solve the problem of overpopulation.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your thoughts!

  5. Bakul Valambhiya profile image58
    Bakul Valambhiyaposted 2 years ago

    Yes, there should be this reason because even in china having Boy child is a priority of most of the married couples, and due to that there is continuous fear of imbalance in the society in terms of female population.
    Secondly there is no proof that nature is continuously create new human being in rotation of one male child then one female child and again one male child and then one female child! So there is 100% Chances of their society being imbalanced in terms of unequal count of Male and Female citizens.


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