China’s three-child policy comes to haunt its women

A Chinese mother with her daughter at a furniture store in Beijing. The Chinese government has allowed couples to have three children. In 2016, it lifted the one-child policy, permitting couples to have two children.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Chinese government has allowed married couples to have three children in efforts to mitigate its rapidly ageing population.
  • The revised policy now presents fears of extra child raising burden and widespread paid labour discrimination.

The Chinese government has allowed married couples to have three children in efforts to mitigate its rapidly ageing population.

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