Study: Most parents don’t want second child
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.
A plane flies in front of a super–large moon over Beijing on Dec 13.