China's one-child policy
A note for Lesson no. 7, "Our Brains Can Create Reality," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 121 is:
Another example is China’s one-child policy, which, in a culture that values sons over daughters, led to more male offspring than female and ultimately to millions of Chinese men who cannot marry Chinese women.
China’s one-child policy and its effects on the male/female ratio have been widely covered.
- E.g., Denyer, Simon, and Annie Gowen. 2018. “Too Many Men.” The Washington Post, April 18.