Gender equity should be promoted by public policies under the two-child policy

ZHAO Menghan1,2

(1.Center for Population and Development Studies, Renmin University of China)
(2.Population Studies Center for University of Pennsylvania)

【Abstract】Under the two-child policy, Chinese families are suffering from increasing burden of child-rearing, most of which falls on women. In this study, we emphasize that the public policies should help achieve gender equity by comparing the impacts of different institutions and polices in the developed countries on population change. Though a few policies on maternal leaves in China are from the gender perspective, they have limited effects on alleviating family members’ family-work conflicts. We suggest that the gender equity should be promoted in various public policies, including those concerning labor force participation, education of young children, and old-age support.

【Keywords】 gender equity; two-child policy; family development; public policies;

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【Funds】 Outstanding Innovative Talents Cultivation Funded Programs 2014 of Renmin University of China

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ISSN:1000-6087

CN: 11-1489/C

Vol 40, No. 06, Pages 38-48

November 2016

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Abstract

  • 1 Challenges for China’s families under the universal two-child policy
  • 2 Gender relations in families and gender equity in public policies of developed countries
  • 3 Gender equity being absent in China’s current public policies
  • 4 Connotation of gender equity in public policies
  • 5 Conclusion
  • References