Women and population control in China
Open Access Presidential Scholars Thesis
In 1954, China began its first population program. One of the first countries in the world to instigate such a massive fertility-control program, the Chinese have met with both failure and success. Compared to previous growth rates, China has succeed in controlling her population: However, the programs were not always successful, and in 1975, the PRC Family Planning Program become the One Child Policy. The combination of Agriculture Reforms and the One child Policy have had many effects on Chinese women. The following paper will look at the progression of China 's Population program and how these programs have affected the status of Chinese women, specifically after 1975.
Date of Award
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
Presidential Scholar Designation
A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation Presidential Scholar
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©1993 Sarah Stumme
Stumme, Sarah, "Women and population control in China" (1993). Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006). 145.