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The Dying Rooms

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“The Dying Rooms”

The Chinese Government introduced the one-child policy back in 1978 and implanted it in 1980. The cause of implementing this was the high chance of overpopulation in China. Before the one-child policy was implemented, the government encouraged its people to have as many children as they can since it was believed that it will empower the country. Then in the early 1970’s the population of china grew to more than 900 million, it was here that the government started to encourage its citizens to marry at an older age and have only two children. There were many possible future states that could have happened if the Chinese population was not controlled properly. If the population was left uncontrolled many effects that would negatively influence different aspects of the nation. Overpopulation remains the leading driver of hunger, desertification, species depletion and a range of social maladies across the planet (Tal, 2013). Overpopulation is the main cause of these different kind of effects mentioned, there are also other effects that can be applied like future unemployment, family mismanagement, etc. Although there are unpredicted and undesired effects on implementing this policy, many citizens of China has now believed that it was a wise decision. One of the unpredicted and undesired effects of this policy is called “the dying rooms”, where children, mostly girls, are sent to because they were abandoned and given to. The numbers of these children have skyrocketed ever since the 1980’s. The cause of this is that in China it is desired to have a boy as their only child, since males will pass on the names and would someday be in charge of the retirement of his parents. In the early 2000’s this caused another problem, the skewed gender count. There were more males than females, in other words,...

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