Is this a result of the one child policy in China?

Level: Topic: Population

A really sad, moving story about a father looking for his abducted son. Do you think the implementation of the one child policy has fuelled such crimes? Good GCSE reading for the population topic, think about the consequences of the one child policy and how it has impacted on families in China today.

Extract:

“There are too many babies born outside of the family planning laws,” she said. “As long the families make a deal and it’s done right after birth – nobody needs to know.”

Under the country’s strict family planning rules many families are limited to one child, and will face stiff fines if they have more.

There are also families that have a daughter but would prefer a son.

Children who have been sold by their parents can nurse a lifelong sense of rejection.

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