China’s One-Child Family Policy, 1st Edition by Elisabeth Croll, Delia Davin, Penny Kane (eds.)

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27 . Jan Myrdal, Report from a Chinese Village , (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1967),292-3. 28 . Han Suyin, 'Population Growth and Birth Control in China', Eastem Horizon, vol. 12, no. 5; 1973,8-16. 29 . Lim Kahti, ' Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Past Ten Years', Chinese Medica/Joumal, 79 , 5. (November 1959) 375-83. 30 . See Elisabeth Croll, The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary China, (Cambridge University Press, 1981), 144 . 31. Ibid,142-64. 32. Han Suyin, 'Population Growth and Birth Control' 9.

28 . Han Suyin, 'Population Growth and Birth Control in China', Eastem Horizon, vol. 12, no. 5; 1973,8-16. 29 . Lim Kahti, ' Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Past Ten Years', Chinese Medica/Joumal, 79 , 5. (November 1959) 375-83. 30 . See Elisabeth Croll, The Politics of Marriage in Contemporary China, (Cambridge University Press, 1981), 144 . 31. Ibid,142-64. 32. Han Suyin, 'Population Growth and Birth Control' 9. 33 . Liu Zheng, Song Jian et al. China 's Population and Prospects (Beijing: New World Press, 1981),5 .

Growth rates were expected to be unprecedently high in the near future . As a result of birth peaks in the rftid-1950s and subsequently in the mid-1960s, it was expected that some 20m persons would enter marriageable and child-bearing age annually between 1979 and 1982, and again from 1987 to 1996, which was double the rate of recent years. 44 The government also calculated the costs of educating, training and employing the younger generation and the costs of providing basic needs for an ever-expanding population.

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