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China's one-child policy - its effects
Singapore's early days anti-natal policy
'Slowing the rise in human numbers is essential for the planet--but it doesn't require population control'.
Read the article from Scientific American to find out if "we can avoid limiting the number of people".
'Singapore has long been known for its use of social policies to influence fertility/reproductive behaviour. This began in the late 1960s/early 1970s and continues to the present, although the demographic objective has changed from anti-natalist to selectively pro-natalist. The turning point came in the mid-1980s after about a decade of below-replacement level fertility.The impetus must have been the results of the 1980 census, which showed that the better-educated women were not replacing themselves while the lower educated “over-reproduced” '. In this article Mui Teng Yap describes Singapore's experiences with fertility and population policy.
The papers in this volume examine the population policies in six East Asian economies as part of a larger project examining the links between population change and economic development in the most dynamic region in the world. The economies had varied approaches to population policy, but all achieved unusually fast fertility decline. Article examines the case of Japan,South Korea,Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.