Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?

April 27, 2019
By Li XiaoyingEditor: Ling Xiao
Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?
Less Shanghai women want a second child. [Shanghai Daily]

 

A recently survey by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences found out the number of child-bearing age women in Shanghai has decreased since 2010, while their age at first birth has risen.

Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?
the number of child-bearing age women in Shanghai has decreased since 2010, while their age at first birth has risen. [Shanghai Daily]

Out-of-town women vs. local women 
Only 23 percent of the survey's respondents have a second child. While 42.8 percent of out-of-town women surveyed choose to have two children, only 6.7 percent of local women also have a second child. 

Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?
Comparison between Shanghai women and women from out of town [Shanghai Daily]

 

Top reasons for not having a second child

The cost of raising another child and age are two major factors for those who don't want a second child.

Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?
Financial burden and child-raising cost have been increasing. [Shanghai Daily]

 

Family income affects decision
As cost is the biggest concern when a local family plans to have a second child, it is not surprising to find out that those local women with an annual family income exceeding 200,000 yuan (US$30,000) are more eager to have a second child.  

Why Shanghai Women Don't Want a Second Child?
Local women in a richer family are more eager to have a second child. [Shanghai Daily]

 

 

(Source: Shanghai Daily)

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