So…what are your thoughts?
PS. I’m also attaching a few graphs and charts that seemed relevant to this discussion. What do you think about this data? Also, we didn’t talk MUCH about gender today in class. Why do so many Chinese families value male children so highly? How might that impact their society? How might that influence/impact the experience of a girl growing up in China? (have you learned about ratios in math class?)
Feel free to also look at these websites for more info (or post an article YOU’VE found, for us to read!):
China: Urbanizing and Moving East: 2010 Census
Has China’s one-child policy worked?
In the first of a series of pieces on China’s one-child policy, the BBC’s Michael Bristow looks at whether the country’s controversial regulations are working.
China grapples with legacy of its ‘missing girls’
Disturbing demographic imbalance spurs drive to change age-old practices
By Eric Baculinao