Working Mothers Face Obstacles to Having Second Child

 July 13, 2019
Working Mothers Face Obstacles to Having Second Child
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. [Tuchong] 

 

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.

"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.

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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