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Liu, Jieyu (2021) How do women in China feel about the state deciding how many children they should have? China in Context podcast. [Audio]

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It is an expensive choice to have children in China, especially in big cities. Most parents struggle to afford child care and only a few employers do much to support the careers of working mothers. A new term has been coined to describe women’s challenges: the “motherhood penalty” (生育惩罚 shēngyùchéngfá). In this podcast, Dr Jieyu Liu, Deputy Director of the SOAS China Institute, explains why anxiety over the cost of parenting is having a huge impact on the birthrate and on China’s demographics. The host is Duncan Bartlett, Editor of Asian Affairs magazine.

Item Type: Audios
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS China Institute
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2024 13:14
Funders: European Union

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