China Population Policy


ChinaPopulation Policy

ChinaPopulation Policy

AsChina faces the challenge of high population, the country plans tocontain the current numbers through is strict population policy.According to Greenhalgh(2008), thepopulation policy of the country is an effective way of regulatingthe rate of population growth. This policy is a good strategy forpopulation control because it touches on three main aspects ofpopulation regulation. First, the policy involves people and allowsthem to make a decision on the number of children to have. The policyachieves this by giving incentives that allow people to participatein the population control. Therefore, people associate themselveswith the policy other than assume it is a government enforcement.

Secondly,the policy is preventive in nature. The policy aims at preventingfuture population growth by promoting controlled birth rate incurrent day. As people seek to benefit from the incentives given bythe government under the policy, they pledge to give birth to onechild (Whaley,2004).Finally, the policy aims at maintaining the current population andhas succeeded based on the past results. Therefore, the Chinesepopulation policy is good and should be replicated in othercountries.

Amongother countries that the policy can be used is United States ofAmerica. However, this policy cannot be successfully implemented inthe U.S. this is because America has a liberal population that cannoteasily follow such directives from the government. In addition, theUnited States economy has higher middle class whose economic power isable to raise families. Therefore, the incentives provided by thegovernment would not be motivated enough to instill compliance by thepopulation. The best level of countries that this policy can work isthe developing countries whose populations are rising faster.


Greenhalgh,S. (2008). `JustOne Child: Science and Policy in Deng`s China.University of California Press

WhaleyE.P. (2004). GlobalPopulation Policy.Farnham: Ashgate Publishing