Demographer unties China's falling marriage conundrum

By Cao Zinan | | Updated: 2021-11-24 09:21
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Couples attend a group wedding at an express railway construction site in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Oct 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

Thus, relevant measures should be stepped up, He said. Local governments' reduction of housing costs for the young is one example. To encourage young people to get married and have children, marriage and maternity leave should also be extended.

Several provinces, including Sichuan, Jiangxi and Guizhou, have released measures to encourage the extension of marriage, maternity and childcare leaves, and places such as Beijing's Chaoyang district announced recently that families with more than one child on the waiting list for public rental apartments can skip the line, to encourage marriage and support the country's third-child regulations.

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