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Should the well-educated have more children?

( Updated: 2015-03-13 08:05

Editor's Note: Kong Weike, a 78th-generation descendant of Confucius and member of the CPPCC National Committee, said highly-educated people should be entitled to have a third child to improve the population's quality, sparking heated discussion. Our forum readers share their opinions here and you are also welcome to add yours.

Sophieb (China)

A policy or law cannot be implemented discriminately among people with different educational backgrounds even though, generally speaking, couples with better education can earn more money and have greater knowledge of how to rear children than those less educated. Children from relatively rich families often have access to better education, but there is no evidence to show children's intelligence is entirely dependant on their parents' brainpower or their families' wealth.

Should the well-educated have more children?

A father holds his newborn son and elder daughter, Oct 2014. [Photo/IC]

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