A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP
A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP

Working mothers in China lack support from employers – and their own families

  • More than eight in 10 professional women believe giving birth harmed their chances of getting a promotion at work, a recent survey found
  • Of the more than 8,000 professional women surveyed, 40 per cent said they became stay-at-home mums because husbands were too busy at work

Topic |   Children in China
A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP
A group of Chinese mothers go shopping with their children at a furniture store in Beijing. A survey has highlighted the problems working mothers face in China. Photo: AFP
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