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Ah, China.

I used to think that once they realized the girls were scarce, they would start to value them more. And they do! Now men from rural parts of China kidnap girls and young women to be their wives. Now they have detectives freelancing to track down these kidnappers and their victims, and the government just executed a kidnapper a few months ago. Still, an excessive number of men won't have Chinese women to marry. I wonder what will happen next...

Several countries already voluntarily cut down on their child numbers, e.g., Italy is said to have achieved a one child per family goal back in the 70s, but it was mostly because people decided they didn't want to have to struggle to feed 8 kids. It's probably not an accident that it happened by force in China.

I think, JuneBug, that what would likely happen is that most people will voluntarily go for the Norplant before the Chi-com solution, but you're probably right about the immigration. What would also likely happen is that more jobs will be automated. Where I live the grocery stores already use computers where we can check ourselves out with only 1 person watching 3 lanes of customers. More to come of that sort of thing...
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