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Sustainable population

A population whose growth and development does not threaten the success of future generations

1959 to 1961 famine

Killed 35 million in China


A region in India that uses family planning

One child policy

Launched in China in 1979 to slow population growth

Granny police

Older women in Chinese society who checked on omen of child bearing age


Forced upon some couples after their first child was born - meaning they could have no more children

5 to 10 percent salary rise

An incentive of sticking to just one child in China

10 % salary cut

A penalty of not sticking the One child policy

Female infanticide

Boys are favoured in Chinese society so some girls were allowed to die or placed in orphanages

Little Emperors

Spoilt Chinese kids!

400 million people

The estimated number of people NOT BORN becuase of the 1 child policy

Gender imbalance

Where there are more of one gender than another in a society


teaching people about the benefits of smaller family size - as used in Kerala

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