What Is Anti-Natalist Policy?

The objective of anti-natalist policy is to control the growth of a nation’s population by imposing limits on childbirth. Anti-natalist policies are prevalent in Asian countries, such as China and Singapore.

China and Singapore adopted anti-natalist policies in response to the high fertility rates during the 1960s. The governments in both nations were concerned they lacked the proper means to handle the robust growth in population. As a consequence, government leaders in China and Singapore implemented strong penalties to enforce the One Child Rule. Couples were fined heavily for having a second child, and larger families saw a discontinuation in financial support.