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Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"'To put it bluntly, the birth of a baby is not only a matter of the family itself, but also a state affair,' the ruling party's newspaper People’s Daily wrote this week, via the The New York Times. But as the Times reported, young Chinese women are making many of the same decisions as their American counterparts. In short, both groups of women are delaying childbirth because of rising education costs and to take time to pursue their careers. This means, despite the change in birth limits, the number of young people in China isn't rising fast enough to support a growing aging population" (para 2-3).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In March 2016, domestic violence was outlawed in China after decades of organizing by feminist activists" (para 7). "The women's right organization, Equality, found that 149 people were granted access to the 2,000 facilities set up to house such survivors. 'Eligibility requirements are harsh, while regulations at the centers are strict and services are inadequate,' Lu wrote" (para 8).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"In March 2016, domestic violence was outlawed in China after decades of organizing by feminist activists. One, Lu Pin, wrote about her experiences in organizing for domestic violence prevention for Amnesty International. 'So far, the road was built by women, victims and survivors, exchanging their reputations and physical bodies for each new policy and each new legislation in each province,' she wrote. 'Their demand for change, till this day, have yet to garner a satisfactory answer from their government'" (para 7). "As Lu outlined, there hasn't been strong support for domestic violence survivors to leave their abusers. The women's right organization, Equality, found that 149 people were granted access to...more
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Furthermore, it looks like the possibility of getting a divorce in China is becoming more fraught. According to a report by Business Insider, at least four Chinese provinces are requiring a divorce quiz in an attempt to keep couples together. It's a two-page test with fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and essay sections" (para 6).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-DATA-1

" The Chinese government estimated that 1 in 4 married women experience domestic violence in the country, according to the Washington Post. Sadly, the rates of domestic violence could be even higher" (para 7).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"As Lu outlined, there hasn't been strong support for domestic violence survivors to leave their abusers. The women's right organization, Equality, found that 149 people were granted access to the 2,000 facilities set up to house such survivors. 'Eligibility requirements are harsh, while regulations at the centers are strict and services are inadequate,' Lu wrote" (para 8).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-LAW-1

"In June, the Guardian reported that the Jiangxi province ordered that women seeking an abortion after 14 weeks must get 'signed approval from three medical professionals' before they can access the procedure. The newspaper reported that this is to help prevent selective-sex abortions (an illegal procedure), but that women are still concerned. 'What is the purpose and basis of this policy? The reproductive rights of women in this country seem to be a joke, a Weibo user wrote, according to the Guardian" (para 4-5).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-2

"In June, the Guardian reported that the Jiangxi province ordered that women seeking an abortion after 14 weeks must get 'signed approval from three medical professionals' before they can access the procedure. The newspaper reported that this is to help prevent selective-sex abortions (an illegal procedure), but that women are still concerned" (para 4-5).
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Nearly three years ago, China ended its one-child policy, increasing the limit to two. Now, they're considering discarding the child-bearing limits all together. The move is causing a lot of debate in the country because these potentially modernizing policies haven't meant the end of controlling women's bodies in China" (para 1). "'To put it bluntly, the birth of a baby is not only a matter of the family itself, but also a state affair,' the ruling party's newspaper People’s Daily wrote this week, via the The New York Times. But as the Times reported, young Chinese women are making many of the same decisions as their American counterparts. In short,...more
Oct. 12, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1, ABO-LAW-1

"In June, the Guardian reported that the Jiangxi province ordered that women seeking an abortion after 14 weeks must get 'signed approval from three medical professionals' before they can access the procedure" (para 4).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: China, France
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 9.2 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 9.9 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 5.1 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: China, Sierra Leone
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 9.7 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, North Korea, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 76.4 years, with the average life expectancy being 75.0 years for men and 77.9 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 100 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 10.7 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 5.5 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Barbados, China
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 27 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 76.1 years, with the average life expectancy being 74.6 years for men and 77.6 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 8.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: China, Turkmenistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: China, France
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 6.2 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"John Kennedy of the University of Kansas and Shi Yaojiang of Shaanxi Normal University have released a study claiming that the births of many of the girls may, in fact, simply not have been registered" (para. 3). "After more interviews showed the practice to be widespread, the researchers then compared the number of the number of children born in 1990 with the number of 20-year-old Chinese men and women in 2010. They discovered 4 million additional people, and of those there were approximately 1 million more women than men. 'If we go over a course of 25 years, it's possible there are about 25 million women in the statistics that...more
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"A study showed that many girls weren´t killed and, by contrast, they aren´t registred. "Kennedy said the findings also question the idea that Chinese villagers were willing to kill their daughters on a massive scale. But even if the report might be seen as positive for China, Kennedy said it was until recently too politically sensitive to publish, especially for his Chinese co-researcher. The findings are published this month (november, 2016) in the journal China Quarterly" (para. 16 - 17).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"China finally abandoned the one-child policy this year after more than three decades, allowing everyone to have two children. But there is still widespread concern about the lagged effects of a seriously skewed gender ratio on society, with young males said to vastly outnumber women" (para. 8).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-DATA-2

"The 2010 Chinese census found the sex ratio at birth was 118 males for every 100 females. Globally the average is about 105 males for every 100 females" (para. 15).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"Academics often talk about between 30 and 60 million “missing girls” in China, apparently killed in the womb or just after birth, thanks to a combination of preference for sons and the country’s decades under a repressive one-child policy. Now researchers in the United States and China think they might have found many — or even most — of them, and argue they might not have been killed after all." (para. 1 - 2). "China finally abandoned the one-child policy this year after more than three decades, allowing everyone to have two children. But there is still widespread concern about the lagged effects of a seriously skewed gender ratio on...more
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A study showed that many girls weren´t killed and, by contrast, they aren´t registred. 'Kennedy said the findings also question the idea that Chinese villagers were willing to kill their daughters on a massive scale. But even if the report might be seen as positive for China, Kennedy said it was until recently too politically sensitive to publish, especially for his Chinese co-researcher. The findings are published this month (november, 2016) in the journal China Quarterly'" (para. 16 - 17).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 64% of 40,069 GMAT examinees were female (2).