Little emperor syndrome is a name for a condition which affects both
parents and their only child. With both parents giving all their attention to
one child and spoiling it, the child feels more important.
Editor of a prominent literary journal, Yang Xiaosheng says that China’s children are growing up as self centred, narrow minded and incapable of accepting criticism.
What is it? Issues: Little Emperor Syndrome
Pressure on one child
Poor social communication
Issues: Rural Vs Urban There is a population difference between Rural and Urban china. As more people are situated along the coast of China, this also illustrates the Urban areas, while inland areas are populated by less people as it is rural and mostly farm land or just uninhabitable. The more populated an area is the less number of children a family is likely to have, this is for a number of reasons.
In most rural areas, a couple may have a second child after a break of several years.
Rural parents may have a second child if the first is a girl."
The policy had also allowed many children in the countryside to get a better education.
Rural families want boys due to social pressures and so that they can help with farm work.
Infanticide (when firstborn=girl) is more likely to occur in rural areas as abortion clinics aren't as available.
If the farmers have no money to pay fines, family planning team take things from them.
Easier to have one child due to work being in nearby
Benefits are worth just having one child
Urban single children, free of sibling competition
Women are easier to police when pregnant
'Family planning' people are permitted to insist that a mother has an abortion if it is her second child.
Some couples are forced to get sterilised if they do not commit to the 'promise' of having one child.