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Post time 2019-7-13 13:51:44 |Display all floors
(Xinhua) Pressures from career and family leave working mothers conflicted over whether to have a second child, showed a recent survey by China Youth Daily.

Of the 2,012 surveyed, 87.2 percent said that working mothers around them had raised the idea of giving birth to a second child, while 51.8 percent said working women also expressed concerns about becoming a second-time mother, according to the poll.

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"Working mothers may have to make great personal sacrifices for their career development after having a second child, said Li Tan, 37, a fashion editor and mother of a boy in sixth grade.

Giving birth to a second child can come with big financial costs, said a working mother surnamed Qu, adding that a lack of caregivers is another obstacle.

According to the survey, 88.7 percent of the respondents said more favorable policies are needed to ease the pressure on two-child families, such as paid maternity leave and bans on arbitrary dismissal of lactating women.

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Post time 2019-7-14 16:02:46 |Display all floors
Working fathers share the same problems.
Maybe those rich bosses or officials who can afford two or three women at a time can help ease the situation.

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Post time 2019-7-14 23:33:57 |Display all floors
Since when are children, biological beings made out of (supposedly) love between two people, treated like they are commodities on the trading floor?
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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Post time 2019-7-15 11:32:49 |Display all floors
kevinruud Post time: 2019-7-14 16:02
Working fathers share the same problems.
Maybe those rich bosses or officials who can afford two or  ...

"Maybe those rich bosses or officials who can afford two or three women at a time can help ease the situation."

They have already contributed more than their fair share, by produicng children under the one child policy of the past, and paying hefty fines, and pay more to regularise the births so that their excess children can attend school!

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Post time 2019-7-15 11:36:59 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2019-7-14 23:33
Since when are children, biological beings made out of (supposedly) love between two people, treated ...

Since ages ago!  It has always been to practice of govts all over the world to manage population growth.  China is no exception, in the past its one child policy was to control births, now upon realising it was wrong, they make 180 degree turn and want more babies,  to fuel economic growth!

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Post time 2019-7-15 13:05:13 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2019-7-14 23:33
Since when are children, biological beings made out of (supposedly) love between two people, treated ...

Govts all over the world do that; some countries even give bonuses to mothers for having second, third or more children, and the bonuses increase as they produce more children.  And the opposite is also true, to control births, some govts apply penalties, like the previous one child policy here!  So, yes, children are indeed treated as commodities!  You've got to get used to that!

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Post time 2019-7-16 11:26:26 |Display all floors
Why worry so much about mothers not having second babies, let nature take its course!  The economy of the future does not depend on plenty cheap labor as AI and robotics take over!

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