About a year ago I gave a presentation about China’s One Child Policy in my Economic Demography class. I willingly picked the topic, but only from a limited set. As such, I didn’t know a whole lot about China’s One Child Policy and really learned a lot while preparing for this presentation.
I don’t think I ever formally shared these slides here or elsewhere, so here they are, all 110 Beamer slides. I cover a variety of topics central to the empirical literature examining China’s One Child Policy. This includes:
- The impact of the One Child Policy on China’s total population size. A notable question is: What is the correct counterfactual?
- The impact of the One Child Policy on aging. This has some serious implications for public finance.
- The impact of the One Child Policy on the sex ratio in China. For me, this is one of the more sobering parts of this presentation.
- The impact of the One Child Policy on human capital accumulation. This section has a nice empirical test of Becker’s Quantity-Quality model.
- The impact of the One Child Policy on personality and psychological characteristics.
While creating these slides I emphasized figures over tables, and tables over words. I also tried to site my sources as much as possible. So feel free to use these as a resource for teaching preparations or research purposes.