A FINITE WORLD: CHINA
China' s "one couple, one child" policy is at odds with the society’s age-old tradition of large families and a preference for sons, to work in the fields and provide for their parents in their old age.
A population surge during the 1950’s and 1960’s forced the country to implement a new policy that included establishing old age homes, rewards for one child couples, advanced contraceptive technology and launched a fleet of door-to-door family planning practitioners call “barefoot doctors.” See how this ancient culture, now the world’s most populous country, joins the twentieth century with their emerging contraceptive technology and family planning education.
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