TITLE

28. Liaoning Birth-Planning Regulations

PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology;Summer2000, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the birth planning policy of Liaoning Birth-Planning Commission of China. In order to control population numbers, to raise population quality, and to effect population growth in harmony with economic and social development, to promote socialist modernization and construction, and to ensure the prosperity of the Chinese nation, regulations are decreed in Liaoning province. Late marriage, late birth, fewer births, and better births are advocated and encouraged. Birth planning is the joint duty of both spouses. Voluntary contraception is a right of couples with reproductive ability, which is protected by law. The promotion of birth control shall mainly rely on ideological education, with administrative and economic measures playing a supplementary role. Only men above twenty-two and women above twenty years of age who have established legal marriage relations are allowed to have pregnancies and children. A couple can have only one child. But after personal application, examination, and approval by the birth-planning commission of the county and after the passing of a prescribed birth interval, they can have another child.
ACCESSION #
17565083

 

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