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China's One Child Policy

China's One Child Policy | Geography | Scoop.it
Discover the ins and outs of China's One Child Policy, designed to limit population growth in the world's largest country. All about the One Child Policy in China from your About.com Guide to Geography.
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China's One Child policy was implemented to control increasing population. Citizens were fined if having more than one child, as well as acess to legal abortions.

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LS's comment, May 3, 2013 9:48 PM
Compare these two articles. Is the One Child Policy an effective way to prevent an increasing population? Why? Why not? If yes, do you believe this policy would work in Australia? Using your answers from these questions, construct a mini essay.
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Australian population hits 23m, ABS says

Australian population hits 23m, ABS says | Geography | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA is now home to 23 million people, according to an estimate by the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS), with the milestone prompting discussion about population size.
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Population is an imperative topic in Geography, the spatial distribution of people around the world is a contributing factor to many geographical issues such as migration and urban sprawl. In this article, Australia's increasing population is looked at as well provides statistics on Australia's ranking in the economy.

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LS's comment, May 3, 2013 9:24 PM
Brainstorm a list of why Australia's population has increased substantially, then further research these by using the internet or books. Select two of these impacts and write a paragraph.