Internal Confidential MEMO103642 John Doe, Thesis

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This population of aging, having had just one child, will rely upon society as a whole to care for them, instead of an extended family as was once traditionally and culturally the case.

The Rural Subsistent Dwellers

Evidenced by the lower income figures reported widely, China's rural farming populations have perhaps been the hardest hit by the One Child Policy. Where ancient traditions and customs once dominated the way of life in the rural areas, China's reform policies, especially that one limiting One Child per family, have long impacted the rural way of life and productivity in China (Diamant, Neil, 2000, 93). Where families that farmed once had children, sometimes numerous children, and those children helped to farm and bring in productive crops that could sustain the
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family, with the results of the family's labors far reaching and providing a source of income as well; since the One Child Policy was instituted rural families have been reduced subsistent living, and because the families are small, are unable to work the larger farms and bring in larger crops as they once did. The One Child Policy has impacted rural living in adverse ways.

The Environmental Impact of the One Child Policy

The One Child Policy has not made any discernable improvement in China's natural environment, or its urban environment.

Works Cited

Diamant, Neil J. Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000. Questia. 28 Apr. 2009 .

England, Robert Stowe. Aging China: The Demographic Challenge to China's Economic Prospects. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. Questia. 28 Apr. 2009 .

Peerenboom, R.P. Law and Morality in Ancient China: The Silk Manuscripts of Huang-Lao / . Albany,…

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Works Cited

Diamant, Neil J. Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000. Questia. 28 Apr. 2009 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=105658004>.

England, Robert Stowe. Aging China: The Demographic Challenge to China's Economic Prospects. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005. Questia. 28 Apr. 2009 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=114564237>.

Peerenboom, R.P. Law and Morality in Ancient China: The Silk Manuscripts of Huang-Lao / . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993. Questia. 28 Apr. 2009 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=102485135>.

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