Chicago Journal of International Law


In the 1990s and 2000s, the People's Republic of China ("PRC") has undertaken a sustained effort to reform the family planning program. These reforms include: (1) rectification, which combats coercion in enforcement and misappropriation of funds; (2) normalization, which focuses on sex selective abortions and the distorted sex ratio; and (3) incentivization, which provides monetary and other benefits for those in compliance with birth goals. Yet these reforms have not been accompanied by strong enforcement mechanisms or a decline in the sex birth ratio. Thus, this Article aims to develop some supplemental proposals to help ameliorate daughter discrimination.