edited 21st May '11 10:46:03 AM by Carciofus
You see, the problem is that there is a overpopulation.
And secondly: Sexual edication and "fixing the wage in rural areas" takes decades to get started on. If you started at something this exact moment, you would start minorly seeing the effect in 10-20 years.
If you start by 1 child policy this date, you start seeing an effect after that exact moment.
Nevermind that a populations moral takes 20-30 years to actually sway, and another 20 for good measure for the original problem moral to have roughly died out of old age.
And do NOT underestimate Chinas culture: They are extremely conservative, even in culture. Their internal borders have barely changed since the 1700s too.
Another note: Fixing the wage, getting in proper sex education, and fixing the general corruptnes will only stabalize the birthrate, somewhere between 1.9 or 2.8, and it will not lead to a population decrease.
The goal of the 1 child per family police is to reduce the population.
IF you can manage to increase the profit, and increase automisation equal to the decrease in population, then you have massively boosted the economy.
And I guess that is the goal.
And I have already covered the "decrease" you mention, what happens is that you go to somewhere around 2.1 and most likely a bit lower. Which means that there is no "population reduction", but a slight decrease over perhaps 6-7 generations.
edited 21st May '11 2:20:05 PM by breadloaf
edited 21st May '11 5:49:02 PM by nightwyrm_zero
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