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China's family planning policy of the 1970s – as an urgent and necessary measure to limit the growth of its huge population – prevented an estimated 400 million additional births in the world's most populous country. Although the "one-child policy" was particularly effective in urban areas, in rural areas many families continue to have two or more children, even when all the children are boys.A study by Therese Hesketh, a lecturer at the Centre for International Health and Development at University College in London found that China now has 119 male births for every 100 girls, compared with 107 to 100 for industrialized countries. This imbalance is expected to worsen over the next two decades and provoke a host of social problems.According to demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, China presents a unique situation. China is already experiencing the effects of a surplus of unmarried young men.
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