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Working mothers face obstacles to having second child [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-7-18 14:41:51 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2019-7-18 14:00
Children are being used to buy a house with garden.
     I  know at least adozen hav ...

You are smarter than the knight!  And I am fully agreeable with you on that paoint about buying a house with garden.  That happens in welfare states where the more children you have the more cash benefits you get; with enough children you can actually buy a house!!  So true!

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Post time 2019-7-21 22:27:57 |Display all floors
no favorable policies from the gov can reverse the trend, first of all, education is one of the so called " 3 new mountains", it's making more headaches in recent years for young couples even than issues like job, housing and medical care.
second, chinese families invested most of their money on housing, they are not confident that they have the resources to raise two children.
third, more and more married young people are only child themselves and so have to take care of four old parents, it's not just about money, it's more about time and energy.
fourth, young people have kids quite late nowadays, so their parents will be too old to help with child care.
lastly, many people want to have a daughter if they already have a son, and a son if they already have a daughter. but there is no guarantee, so they would rather not take the chance.

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Post time 2019-7-22 12:13:10 |Display all floors
vlwow Post time: 2019-7-21 22:27
no favorable policies from the gov can reverse the trend, first of all, education is one of the so c ...

Raising kids in China is far worse headcahe than elsewhere; in addition to your points, there are many others that make parenting unattractive, such as the schooling system which is pressure cooker, stressed up students and parents, witness the gaokao, a nightmare for all!

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Post time 2019-7-23 22:13:55 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2019-7-22 12:13
Raising kids in China is far worse headcahe than elsewhere; in addition to your points, there are  ...

gaokao is not just a nightmare for chinese, it's a nightmare for japanese, koreans too, I'm really thinking it's a cultural thing,  these 3 countires have much in common in many areas.

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