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China population: province may offer year of maternity leave in bid to reverse dramatic decline in births

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]A landlocked province in northwest China, in an effort to encourage couples to have children, is looking to sharply increase the duration of paid maternity leave to nearly one full year, putting it on par with some developed economies in Europe.Shaanxi is seeking public opinion on allowing an additional half a year of maternity leave on top of the current 168 days.That would put the province in the same league as European nations like Germany or Norway.Shaanxi is also considering doubling the…

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A landlocked province in northwest China, in an effort to encourage couples to have children, is looking to sharply increase the duration of paid maternity leave to nearly one full year, putting it on par with some developed economies in Europe.Shaanxi is seeking public opinion on allowing an additional half a year of maternity leave on top of the current 168 days.That would put the province in the same league as European nations like Germany or Norway.Shaanxi is also considering doubling the…
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