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Give Birth To A 3rd Child, Get $890

Give Birth To A 3rd Child, Get $890

OpenLife Nigeria reports that following the over 400 million averted births in China since the enactment of One-Child Policy, the country has technically reversed itself through incentives to encourage more births.
To achieve this, the government, from 2016, allowed all married couples to have a second child.
In like manner, Beijing said in 2021 that it would allow couples to have three children.
To encourage more births, local governments have since 2021 rolled out incentives, including tax deductions, longer maternity leave and housing subsidies.
That year, Beijing also banned private-tutoring companies from making a profit from teaching core subjects and offering classes on weekends or holidays. The industry had charged exorbitant prices.
Other steps
China’s National Health Commission in August last year urged central and provincial governments to increase spending on reproductive health and improve childcare services nationwide.
China’s state council said last year it was rolling out new measures to encourage flexible working hours and the option to work from home for employees with children.
The State Council said last year that local authorities must offer preferential housing for families with multiple children such as providing bigger public housing apartments.
Shenzhen, a city in southern China, gives couples having a third child or more an annual allowance of over 6,000 Yuan ($890) until the child turns three.
In Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong province, mothers who have a second or third child can receive a monthly subsidy of 600 Yuan until the child is three.
China’s population fell last year for the first time in six decades, a historic turn that is expected to mark the start of a long period of decline in its citizen numbers with profound implications for its economy and the world.
The eastern Asia country reputed to have the world’s most populous country, with a population exceeding 1.4 billion, (2021) slightly ahead of India had implemented a one-child policy from 1980 to 2015 in response to government concerns about the social and economic consequences of continued rapid population growth.
The policy, which limited families to one child, was strictly enforced with violators fined and mothers often forced to have abortions. It resulted in many gender selective abortions due to a historical and cultural preference for families to have boys.

Photo credit: Vanguard Newspaper

Story source: Reuters



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