Chinese provinces have started announcing a series of support measures, including maternity subsidies and tax cuts, to motivate couples to have three children to avoid a sharp drop in birth rates in the country. most populated in the world.
China’s national legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), officially approved the three-child policy in August, as part of a major policy change to deal with the worsening population crisis in the country.
It passed a revised population and family planning law, which allows Chinese couples to have three children, in an apparent attempt to address Chinese couples’ reluctance to have more children due to rising costs.
More than 20 provincial-level regions in China have completed changes to their local childbirth regulations since the country passed an amendment to its population and family planning law in August.
Localities, including Beijing and Sichuan, have rolled out support measures highlighting increased leave for couples, such as the offer of parental leave.
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