Liaoning encourages second child birth with generous welfare
Northeast China’s Liaoning Province is attempting to encourage two-child families by offering favorable welfare, local media reported on Wednesday.
The Standing Committee of the Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress deliberated a draft of the regulation on population and family planning on Monday, aiming to relieve the burdens placed on two-child families. The regulation requires government to support two-child families and provide subsidies for childcare and schooling, according to the report. The regulation also suggests governments establish supporting policies for child-bearing and nurturing, and allocate social security resources such as child nurturing agencies, and schools.
Companies are encouraged to provide women with flexible work schedules and necessary conveniences to guarantee them special occupational protection during pregnancy and lactation periods.
The regulation encourages married couples to have two children, and encourages remarried couples (resumed marriages are excluded), who already have two children, to have one more child, regardless of which marriage the children were the products of.
The regulation also adds seven more days to marital leaves. If couples give birth according to the regulation, the mother will enjoy an additional 60 days of maternity leave, and the father is entitled to a paid 15-day nursing leave, while other welfares remain.