In lecture the other day we were reflecting on whether or not people were wanting to have kids or not. That topic lead us to the point that China once had a one child policy and has switched that to a two child policy. I found this intriguing and figured it would be an interesting topic to approach and learn about and I really do feel it is very important to inform people who think a drastic population decrease would ever be an exceptable resort in correcting our current population over growth. As it turns out and aging society is not beneficial over time because people get to the point that they cannot work any longer and need to be able to retire but realistically there aren’t enough young people to economically support the aging society. There are also problems due to an imbalance in gender now. At the time of the one child policy a lot of girls were actually aborted because it is seen as more lucrative to have a boy who can work for the home and continue the family. Now they are beginning to see that there are too many males in comparison to females and that the females who are there usually move to the city to find work. This leaves lots of bachelors who do not even expect to ever have a girlfriend let alone a child. This in turn results in many children not being born today and many parents never expecting to become grandparents either. So now days China has switched over to a two child policy which I too feel will work a lot better in balancing out the overall population crisis they have economically fallen into. So this population growth experiment is seeming to hinder their economy so far and I feel as though they will have to keep experimenting further in order to know what magic number will work and the tricky part is that it will be an ever changing number due to a fluctuating economy. For more information I wanted to post a few video links on the topic that are interesting as well and may inspire you to reply on what you think as well. Is China moving in the right direction?