A recent scholastic paper studied the responses of 1,907 female teachers regarding a questionnaire survey on the status of female teachers regarding work, life, marriage and childbirth. According to The Paper, a Chinese news portal, two scholars at Beijing Normal University conducted the research,
The survey found that unmarried female teachers showed a lower willingness to have children, with 32.41 percent not wanting to have any children, 36.73 percent wanting only one child, 29.63 percent willing to have two children, and only 1.23 percent willing to have three children. Among the overall female teachers, including both married and unmarried, 18.77 percent do not want to have children, 38.96 percent are willing to have only one child, 38.91 percent are willing to have two children, and only 3.36 percent are willing to have three children.
The study concluded that for the average female teacher who did not want to have children, the most significant factors that would have changed her willingness to have children were having a higher income levels, a reduced workload and lower education costs for the children.
The questionnaire was distributed to female teachers in 13 provinces in China. 78.55 percent of the female teachers surveyed were married, 16.99 percent were unmarried, and 4.46 percent were divorced or widowed.
Source: The Paper, February 4, 2022