Mary Alice Haddad
English (United States)
The recent termination of China?s one-child policy provides a unique opportunity to analyze the maternal health effects of the draconian measures used to regulate population size. Three hypotheses are proposed: 1) the one-child policy was associated with the widespread use of coercive tactics, so the relaxation of this policy will result in improved maternal health outcomes; 2) a widespread maternal healthcare infrastructure was created to facilitate this a large-scale population control program, so the relaxation of this policy will result in reduced access to care and decreased maternal health outcomes; or 3) the strength of family planning interventions will not play a significant role in explaining maternal health outcomes. A comparative analysis of Beijing and Hebei province combined with a statistical analysis of province-level data from 2004 through 2015 showed that once province, year, percent of women with a high school or college degree, and per capita gross regional product have been accounted for, the birth rate and family planning index have no effect on maternal mortality ratios.
Craffey, Maya Shan-Hong, "Maternal Health and the Relaxation of the One-Child Policy in China, 2004-2015" (2018). Honors Theses - All. 1912.
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