Jiangsu has became the first Chinese province to subsidise companies that pay maternity leave to staff for a second or third child. Photo: AFP
Jiangsu has became the first Chinese province to subsidise companies that pay maternity leave to staff for a second or third child. Photo: AFP

China population: Jiangsu becomes first province to subsidise maternity leave for second, third child

  • Companies in Jiangsu can now claim a reimbursement for maternity leave pay provided to employees who have a second and third child
  • Some analysts are sceptical about whether it will encourage childbirth, but say it will decrease discrimination against women in hiring

Jiangsu has became the first Chinese province to subsidise companies that pay maternity leave to staff for a second or third child. Photo: AFP
Jiangsu has became the first Chinese province to subsidise companies that pay maternity leave to staff for a second or third child. Photo: AFP
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