Paid “Marriage Leave” Is Offered In China To Increase Birth Rate

Paid "Marriage Leave" Is Offered In China To Increase Birth Rate

In an effort to encourage early marriage and increase the birth rate, certain Chinese provinces are providing young newlyweds with 30 days of paid leave in the midst of a dropping birth rate.

According to a statement from the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily Health, China’s minimum paid marriage leave is three days; however, provinces have the ability to set their own, more generous allowances in an effort to reverse the country’s declining birth rate.

While some Chinese provinces grant 30 days of leave for marriage, others only grant about 10 days. In contrast to Shanghai, which is offering 10 days, and Sichuan, which is still only offering 3, the provinces of Gansu and Shanxi are offering 30 days.

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