China's one-child policy

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A note for Lesson no. 7, "Our Brains Can Create Reality," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by 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.[1]


  1. E.g., Denyer, Simon, and Annie Gowen. 2018. “Too Many Men.” The Washington Post, April 18.