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Can the one child policy solve poverty by making the poor extinct?

Continued existence of families living below the poverty line depend on the eligibility of their bachelorette or bachelor. Since Economic status is a great determinant of eligibility, there is a higher likelihood that those in the bottom of the socio economic pyramid will lose out. Union of families fostering single children also means that all resources will be funneled meaning greater Economic wealth. Single child system also means that those who cannot afford to marry and take care of his or her parents would ultimately have to choose between the two, which means increased incidences for self determined lineage extinction. Another imbalance to consider is the gender disproportion towards men, meaning reproductive opportunities would be limited to those who are able.


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  • Mar 21 2013: Reread Ricardo and Malthus. You can have too much of a good thing including people. There are many ways to reduce population. A two child policy would work. China had an extreme problem. India was in a similiar spot.
    Indira Gandhi was assissinated. Calories consumed per person have declined in India in recent years. Eventually something will give in India.
    • Mar 21 2013: I agree human resources are premium, my question is does lack of family planning help or hurt human resources.
      • Mar 22 2013: two hundred years ago Moral Restraint was observed by Malthus. Isn't that family planning and doesn't it separate us from the rats, guinea pigs etc. l?
        • Mar 22 2013: The irony of some religions promoting immorality if that statement holds truth.

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