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JAN 10, 2013 - Time

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China’s One-Child Policy: Curse of the ‘Little Emperors’

China is a colossal country and, as befits such a global powerhouse, it has made some colossal mistakes. Take its infamous Once Child Policy (OCP), first implemented in 1979 and condemned from that day forward. A new study released in Science, makes it clear just how misguided the idea was. The policy made a cold kind of sense: The country’s population growth was out of control — leaping nearly 75% from 1949 to 1976; its per capita income was about 300 yuan, or just over $48, and families with multiple children had nowhere near enough money to raise them well. Why not just clamp down ... Read More

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