Study: Most par­ents don’t want sec­ond child

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

More than half of Chi­nese par­ents do not want a sec­ond child, and 25 per­cent re­main hes­i­tant, ac­cord­ing to a new study that high­lights the chal­lenges fac­ing ef­forts to in­ject new blood into an ag­ing pop­u­la­tion.

The re­port by the All China Women's Fed­er­a­tion and Bei­jing Nor­mal Univer­sity found that 62 per­cent of par­ents in de­vel­oped re­gions alone are un­will­ing to have a sec­ond child de­spite their rel­a­tive fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity in China.

Re­searchers in­ter­viewed 10,155 par­ents whose chil­dren are un­der age 15.

The par­ents, from 21 ci­ties across 10 prov­inces, came from var­i­ous eco­nomic and re­gional back­grounds, such as the welloff eastern and south­ern coastal ar­eas, cen­tral pop­u­lous re­gions and moun­tain­ous west­ern ar­eas. They in­cluded ur­ban res­i­dents, mi­grant work­ers and ru­ral vil­lagers.

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A plane flies in front of a su­per–large moon over Bei­jing on Dec 13.

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