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China's Population Control Decisions Are a Function of Political Will, Not Rational Public Policy, Says Michael Santoro

In the global rights field, population is the most important variable, says Michael Santoro, business professor at Rutgers University. China's population control decisions are made largely as a function of political will and power, not a function of rational public policy. In the countryside, where there are the fewest job opportunities, the government is more lenient about population control, he says in a lecture sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

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Shot: Apr 29, 2003
Published: Jun 26, 2003
Last modified:Jun 30, 2003