asia

7/22/12
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You would think it’s the just the One Child Policy that maintains the high number of single-child families in China. But talking to parents, and studying the research, a very different story emerges.  It turns out that many people in China find the reality of second children just as impossible as anywhere else. Plus the common belief that stopping at one kid is the only way to ensure that child’s achievement in this land of fierce competition has made the policy a personal mandate, as well as a state one. Certainly, one can’t discount that decades of state propaganda pitching the virtues of only children has infiltrated the culture.  But when you look at the lives of Chinese citizens—what is …