Population Policy Good idea? Bad idea?   UN Population Projection (2002 Revision)
China and the One Child Policy:  Fact or Fiction?
<ul><li>1 out of 5 people in the world is from China </li></ul><ul><li>A 2 nd  child is killed if born </li></ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><li>In 50 years the TFR has dropped from over 5 per woman to below 2 per woman </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with genetics...
<ul><li>Couples who have a girl are allowed to seek another birth permit  </li></ul><ul><li>Parents who are both only chil...
<ul><li>Sex ratio at birth has become more skewed since the OCP has taken effect  </li></ul><ul><li>The OCP has resulted i...
One Child Policy <ul><li>Government  Incentives  to have only 1 child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Couples sign up  </li></ul></u...
What would an effective population policy look like?  How can you incentivize people to have fewer kids? If they want fewe...
Dimensions of Population <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Solution  </li></ul>
What does the UN say is important? http://www.undp.org/mdg/basics.shtml Millenium Development Goals (UNFPA)
What you’ll do:  <ul><li>Choose a goal  </li></ul><ul><li>Read about its indicators  </li></ul><ul><li>Read the “Millenium...
Successful Program  Indicators Goal
Population Propaganda
 
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  1. 1. Population Policy Good idea? Bad idea? UN Population Projection (2002 Revision)
  2. 2. China and the One Child Policy: Fact or Fiction?
  3. 3. <ul><li>1 out of 5 people in the world is from China </li></ul><ul><li>A 2 nd child is killed if born </li></ul><ul><li>The OCP was intended as a permanent change in policy </li></ul><ul><li>OCP coerces sterilization and abortion </li></ul><ul><li>The OCP has been used to eliminate ethnic minorities </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 50 years the TFR has dropped from over 5 per woman to below 2 per woman </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with genetics diseases are not </li></ul><ul><li>allowed to obtain a birth permit </li></ul><ul><li>China has the highest level of contraceptive use among married women in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese people voted to make the </li></ul><ul><li>OCP law in the 1970s </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Couples who have a girl are allowed to seek another birth permit </li></ul><ul><li>Parents who are both only children may </li></ul><ul><li>have 2 children </li></ul><ul><li>Rural citizens can have more children </li></ul><ul><li>A couple who are both only children </li></ul><ul><li>would potentially have 4 parents and 8 </li></ul><ul><li>grandparents to support </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sex ratio at birth has become more skewed since the OCP has taken effect </li></ul><ul><li>The OCP has resulted in a gender imbalance </li></ul><ul><li>between men and women in China </li></ul><ul><li>About 33% of Chinese women have abortions during their lifetimes compared to 40% of American women </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. is against the OCP, retracting $34 </li></ul><ul><li>million from the UN </li></ul>
  7. 7. One Child Policy <ul><li>Government Incentives to have only 1 child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Couples sign up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better healthcare, education benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant drops in fertility before 1979 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Rights Violations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forced/coerced sterilizations & abortions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infanticide of girl babies? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What would an effective population policy look like? How can you incentivize people to have fewer kids? If they want fewer kids how can you make that happen?
  9. 9. Dimensions of Population <ul><li>Problem </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Solution </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does the UN say is important? http://www.undp.org/mdg/basics.shtml Millenium Development Goals (UNFPA)
  11. 11. What you’ll do: <ul><li>Choose a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Read about its indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Read the “Millenium Campaign” Link </li></ul><ul><li>Share with the class </li></ul>
  12. 12. Successful Program Indicators Goal
  13. 13. Population Propaganda
  14. 15. Population Propaganda

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