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Males Want Babies More Than Women in Shanghai

by Rajshri on October 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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 Males Want Babies More Than Women in Shanghai

A new survey has revealed that men are more willing than women to have a baby in Shanghai.

According to The China Daily, a poll of over 12,000 Shanghai residents - men and women - found an overall decline in couples' willingness to have a baby, Shanghai Municipal Population and Family Planning Commission announced Thursday.

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Among them, people from Shanghai are more unwilling than those from other provinces, and women are more unwilling than men.mong the 8,000 from Shanghai, nearly 8 percent are unwilling to have a baby - 3.37 percentage points higher than in 2003. Among the 4,000 from other provinces who have stayed in Shanghai for at least six months, 2.49 percent are unwilling to have a baby - 1.1 percentage points higher than in 2004.

In a multiple-choice question, 52.99 percent said they are unwilling because of the high cost, and 48.28 percent said they would rather stick to a family of two. Some 35.1 percent said they don't want a baby to affect their career development.

The willingness decreases with income. Woman are more unwilling, according to the survey conducted in May.

Of the 8,000 Shanghai permanent residents, a man, on average, wants 1.08 children and a woman, on average, wants 1.06.

Source: ANI
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