Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 09 July 2020

One-Child Policy  

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

China’s one-child policy discourages couples from having more than one child. Introduced in1979, it became a national law in2001. Its application varies, being stricter in urban areas and more flexible for rural areas and ethnic minorities. Despite it being considered by the Chinese government effective in reducing population growth, many questions about its sustainability implications are raised by demographers, environmentalists, and human rights activists. ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.