Monday, December 11, 2017
Home >> Academic Photo News
Lawmaker: Developing Maternal Nursing Institutions, Services
Source:Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date:2017-3-14-
Title: Lawmaker: Developing Maternal Nursing Institutions, Services
Author:
Source: Women of China
Release Date: March 13, 2017
Keyword: Xu Xiao, Universal Two-Child Policy, NPC
 
Xu Xiao, a lawmaker to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), from central China's Henan Province, made a proposal on supporting policies to promote the universal two-child policy at a panel discussion on March 6.
 
Despite the introduction of China's universal two-child policy last year, women of childbearing age are still hesitant to give birth, according to Xu. Her survey indicates that the major reasons stopping couples include the heavy financial burden and lack of time for childcare.
 
Since maternity insurance is currently not mandatory for employees, the contribution rate is only 21.4 percent, said Xu.
 
Also, she claimed that having inadequate public childcare institutions and services may hinder female citizens' career development. "The situation is worse for infants under 3 due to there being few nursing service institutions for them," added Xu.
 
Confronted with the current situation, Xu urged authorities to enact relevant support policies and measures, and prioritize improving the maternity insurance system.
 
Since maternity insurance policies varied from region to region, officials should standardize the contents, expand coverage and enhance overall planning levels, Xu suggested.
 
Xu also suggested establishing and improving public nursing institutions and services for infants as soon as possible, thereby encouraging households to expand and couples to have bigger families.
 
Hello visitor,
Hot Articles
Move>>
P
h
o
t
o
ACWF President Conveys Congress Spirit at Chinese Women's Research Society
Seminar on Survey of Chinese Women's Social Status Held in Beijing
ACWF President Urges CWRS Members to Innovate at 2017 Annual Conference
ACWF VP Publicizes Latest Congress Spirit in NW China
ACWF President Conveys Congress Spirit at Chinese Women's Research Society
ACWF President Calls for Implementation of Xi Thought
ACWF VP Calls for 'Thoroughly Studying Congress Spirit'
ACWF VP Leads Study of Party Congress Spirit
Recommended
Move>>
About Us | Job | Link | Contact Us