China extends maternity leave to half a year, women’s “workplace discrimination” may intensify-BBC News

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The fertility policy affects the fertility rate, which in turn determines the demographic structure and development situation of an economy.

After implementing strict “family planning” for many years, China announced the implementation of the “three-child” policy at the end of May this year. In the second half of the year, the policies of various provinces in China have also changed dramatically, and local laws and regulations have been introduced to encourage childbirth, such as the abolition of social support payments, and even direct cash subsidies to families with three children.

Currently, more than 20 provinces, municipalities or autonomous regions have issued encouraging policies. The most striking thing is that all regions have extended maternity leave and maternity leave, and the extent is considerable.

According to China’s national policy, the legal maternity leave is 98 days. Provinces have increased maternity leave on this basis. For example, Henan Province and Hainan Province, which have increased significantly, stipulate maternity leave of 3 months, bringing the total number of days of leave for women after giving birth to 190 days; Jiangxi and Qinghai are 188 days, even though Less Ningxia and Guizhou also reached 158 days.

There are also provinces that increase step by step according to the number of fetuses. For example, Zhejiang stipulates that one child can take 158 days off, and both two and three children can take 188 days off; Shaanxi stipulates that giving birth to three children is an additional 15 days on the basis of 158 days.


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